Competition 2023 LAUNCH – Time for a story – the grandest ever!

31 August 2023

COTA NT is celebrating the NT’s Grandparents Day 2023 with a new Story Telling competition encouraging writers of any age to share their grandest story on a theme of ‘grandparents and older kin’ or ‘grandies’.

The Competition offers budding scribes three different categories to choose from: Primary School students, Secondary School students and Open Age. Each story should include up to 250 words for Primary School students, 500 words for Secondary School students and 1 000 words in the Open Age category.

There is no limit to creative expression* and entries could be in the form of a short story, poem, letter or other. They may focus on a shared funny moment, the best tall tale ever, a life-changing piece of advice, a letter written, a memory recalled or simply a written celebration. The competition closes on this year’s Grandparents Day, Sunday 29 October 2023.

Winning entries will be published to the Grandparents Day website and in the print and digital edition of Seniors Voice, the only community newspaper specifically for seniors in the Territory.

NT Grandparents Day is supported by the Northern Territory Government. The aim of the day is to celebrate Grandparents and older kin and to acknowledge the important contribution made by grandparents to family, community and country.

COTA NT’s Grandparents Day events will be listed on the Grandparents Day and COTA NT websites in the coming weeks.

COTA NT’s Grandparents Day events will be listed on the Grandparents Day and COTA NT websites.

Media Contact: Sue Shearer, CEO COTA NT 08 8941 1004

*Subject to the Competition’s T&C
More details about Grandparents’ Day competition at

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