IMS's Refugee Week Writing Competition 2021

IMS's Refugee Week Writing Competition 2021

Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS)
Level 1 67-69 Market St
Wollongong, NSW 2500
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June 15, 2021 at 11:00am - 1pm
Amro Zoabe


In celebration of Refugee Week, Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS) in collaboration with South Coast Writers Centre SCWC and Australian Red Cross, presents Refugee Week Writing Competition 2021


Unity, the way forward.



  • You identify as being of refugee or refugee-like background.
  • The writing piece to submit must not be less than 50 words or more than 800 words.
  • You can submit your work between 9am Monday 14 June 2021 – 10pm Sunday 20 June 2021.

Ways to Submit:

  1. You can fill out and submit your entry using the web form below
  2. You can download the submission template and upload the completed version.
  3. You can email your work directly to [email protected]


  • There will be a 1st prize, promising writers, and participation prizes.
  • 1st Place will win $100.
  • There will be a total of 6 winners one per each age category and one per each writing category.
  • Each participant will receive a complimentary gift voucher as well!! and
  • A special encouragement prize will be awarded!

Winners Announcement:

  • Winners will be announced at a final event to be held on 24 June 2021 at 11:am - 12:45 pm at IMS's office and via Zoom.
  • Schools and participants can join on ZOOM ID: 945 3903 9524. For more details contact Amro on [email protected]0439627260 or scan the QR code.

If you have any questions, feel free to call/text Amro Zoabe on 0439627260 or email on [email protected] Please contact Amro if you want to RSVP to attend the Writing Competition Award Ceremony on Thursday 24th June (4pm-6pm) at Illawarra Multicultural Services IMS’s office: Level 1, 67-69 Market St, Wollongong NSW 2500.

Will you come?