SRC Online Competitions for Youth

Already signed up to SRC in the YOUTH category and looking for something to do in between reading books? We have three online competitions just for you. We promise they’re fun but if you’re looking for an extra reason to take part, the winner of each category will receive a book pack. So enter as many times as you like!

What are the competitions and how do you enter, we hear you ask? If you’re using Beanstack (free app) to log your reading you’ll also find details of the activities over there. Two of these competitions use Twitter and Instagram but you don’t have to be on social media to enter — you can lodge your submissions online through our website (below).

The Comps:

  1. Write a SIX word short story

Six words can say so much. The most famous six word short story is Ernest Hemingway's 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn'. What story can you tell in only six words? Enter this competition either online through our website, or if you have Twitter or Instagram, tweet us and use the hashtag #yprl6words or post to your Instagram, tag us and use the hashtag #yprl6words.

But here's a hint: we're looking for stories rather than words of wisdom or sayings!

Twitter: @YarraPlentyLib
Instagram: @yprlibrary

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  1. Write a REVIEW

Tell us (and other people in SRC) about what you've been reading. It doesn't have to be an essay! If you need some ideas as to what you should say in your review here are a few prompts: a brief description of the plot (but no spoilers!) what are the main themes? How did the author deal with them? What is the writing style like? Was there anything interesting about the book? What did you think about the characters? Who would you recommend the book to? Write a review of a book on our website. All you need to do is find the book in the website catalogue and write a comment and give it a star rating (optional).

Once you’ve reviewed a book, so that we see your entry let us know! Tell us your username so we can find and read your review! Email: ypmail@yprl.vic.gov.au 


  1.  Create a Bookface on Instagram

We're sure you've seen a Bookface before: it involves strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art. All you need to do is post your Bookface onto Instagram, @ us using our handle and use  #yprlSRCbookface, and not only will you go into the running for a prize but we may very well repost your Bookface on our instagram page. Enter as many times as you like!

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