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The following information has been extracted from other websites and no assurance can be given as its correctness.

Give your hard work the best chance to win, make sure that you follow the entry requirements!

If the entry conditions don't specify it, then generally you can submit the same entry to different competitions at the same time - but if your entry places in one then you should inform the organisers of the other competitions. It is then up to them whether your entry is disqualified or not.

Allow for time to post and double-check closing dates, particularly if the organiser is in another time zone. This is becoming more important to check as we are being more frequently approached by international competitions to be included on our list.

 

NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH

Adrien Abbott Prize
Castaways Poetry Prize
Grace Marion WIlson Emerging Writers Competition
Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
Fresh Words Young Writers Competition
Heywire Competition
KSP Ghost Story Competition
Mental Health Foundation Schools' Creative Writing Competition
Monash WordFest Short Story Competition
Monash WordFest SnapStory Competition
Olga Masters Short Story Award
Outstanding Short Story Competition
Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award
Pens Against Poverty
Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards
Salisbury Writers' Festival Writing Competition
Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
SLQ Young Writers Award
Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition
The Caterpiller Story for Children
The Port Stephens Literary Award
Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Award for Prose


THROUGH THE YEAR

Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
Quarterly competitions - see website
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
£5 for one story, £8 for two stories
Prize
:First:
£300, Second: £200, Third: £100

Needle in the Hay
Closing Date:
Weekly and Monthly competitions - see website
Open to: Per entry details

Theme: Per entry details

Accepts: Per entry details

Size: Per entry details
Entry Fee: Per entry details

Prize
:
Per entry details

 

JULY 2017

ACU Prize for Poetry
Closing Date: 03/07/2017
Open to: Citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Any international student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Joy
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$25

Prize: First: $10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000

NEW LISTING
Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition
Closing Date: 03/07/2017
Open to: Resident of Victoria, 18 years or over, with no more than three stories or articles published in a recognised book, magazine or journal
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Short Fiction
Size: 2,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil for financial members of Writers Victoria, $20 for non-members|
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $250
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Accepts:
Creative Non-Fiction
Size: 2,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil for financial members of Writers Victoria, $20 for non-members|
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $250

The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

Closing Date: 03/07/2017
Open to: Unpublished Australian residents aged 18 years or older
Theme: Adult Fiction and Adult narrative non-fiction (NOT plays, poetry, practical non-fiction or works for children)
Accepts:
Fiction and narrative non-fiction
Size: First three chapters plus synopsis (Max 20,000 words)
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $10,000 and 12-month mentorship with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers

Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Queensland residents who haven't previosuly published a book of poetry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: Manuscript of 48 - 100 pages
Entry Fee: $20, $15 Concession
Prize
: First: $2,000, book launch at QPF 2017 & a publishing contract with UQP

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Highest QLD entry: 12 month QWC membership & $300 QWC workshops & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

Arts Queensland XYZ Award for Spoken Word
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Recorded Poetry
Size: 3 minutes
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Highest QLD entry: 12 month QWC membership & $300 QWC workshops & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Short Story
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian residentsl
Theme: Not mentioned

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$35, ($25 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100

The Phillip Bacon Ekphrasis Award
Closing Date: 10/07/2017
Open to: Australian resident
Theme: An ekphrastic response to one of the five painting (See website)

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 12 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Top 5: Online publication

NEW LISTING
Salisbury Writers' Festival Writing Competition
Closing Date: 12/07/2017
Open to: South Australian residents
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Aged 16 years and under
Size: Short Story: 1,000 words, Poetry: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned
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Accepts:
Aged 17 years and over
Size: Short Story: 2,000 words, Poetry: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

Churchill & District News Short Story and Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
13/07/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
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Accepts:
 Open - Primary age children (7 - 10) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Open - Secondary age children (11 - 13) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Open - Secondary age children (14 - 17) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 - 2,000 words, Poetry: 8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Open - Adults (18+) Short Story
Size:
Story: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Open - Adults (18+) Poetry
Size:
Story: 8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Children's (7 and under) story or poem or picture story
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Children's (8 - 10) story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (11 - 13) story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (11 - 13) poetry
Size:
20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*

Accepts:
 Children's (14 - 17) story
Size:
500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Children's (14 - 17) poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Adults (18+) Short Story
Size:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - Adults (18+) Poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
*
Accepts:
 Local - A Children's story (ie. written for children)
Size:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified

Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
13/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Adult: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: £5 for first poem, £3.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £1,000 and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales, Second: £500, Third: £250
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Accepts:
Young people (12 - 17): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £100,  Second: £50, Third: £25
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Accepts:
Children (11 and under): Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first poem, £1.50 thereafter (Additional 0.75p if pay via card)
Prize
: First: £25 book token,  Second: £15 book token, Third: £10 book token

City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards

Closing Date:
14/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
Inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form
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Accepts:
Open Awards - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Third: $300, Commendations x 2: $100
*
Accepts:
Over 50s - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Third: $500, Commendations x 2: $100
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Accepts:
Young Writers (10 - 17) Awards - Short Story
Size: 1,000- 4,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $700, Second: $400, Third: $200

NEW LISTING
KSP Ghost Story Competition

Closing Date: 14/07/2017
Open to: Western Australian residents
Theme:
Alone
*
Accepts:
Youth (8 - 18) - Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50 plus publication, Second: Box of chocolates
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Accepts:
Youth (8 - 18) - Poetry
Size: 25 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50 plus publication, Second: Box of chocolates
*
Accepts:
Adult - Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $25
*
Accepts:
Adult - Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $25
 

Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
14/07/2017
Open to:
 Citizens of Australia or New Zealand or have permanent resident status in Australia or New Zealand.
Theme: Environmental

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000

Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $USD 25 for up to three entries (includes 1 year digital subscription)
Prize
: First: $CDN 750 & publication, Second: $CDN 250 & publication

The Stringybark 'Dog Eat Dog' Award

Closing Date: 16/07/2017
Theme: Inspired by a cliche

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $12, $22 for 2, $30 for 3
Prizes
:
First: $450 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $500), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $300), Third: $100 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Award anthology) (Value $150), Highly commended: publication + e-book

Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize

Closing Date: 17/07/2017
Open to: Residents of Australia & an Indigenous Writer
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000 & mentoring sessions with an established Indigenous Writer, Highest Quandamooka entry: $500, QWC membership & workshop credit & feature set at Queensland Poetry Festival

IEU-QNT Literary Competition

Note: Limitations of entries per School
Closing Date: 21/07/2017
Open to: Students in years 5 -12 and teachers from all schools across Queensland and from independent schools across the Northern Territory.
Theme: None

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Accepts:
A. Years 11-12

1. Poem, 2, Short Story,  3. Non-fiction Prose
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 600-1,500 words, Non-fiction prose: 600 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
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Accepts:
B. Years 9-10

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
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Accepts:
C. Years 7-8

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 500-1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
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Accepts:
D. Years 5 - 6

1. Poem, 2, Short Story
Size:
Poem: not mentioned, Short Story: 400-800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75
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Accepts:
E. Open (Teachers):
Short Story
Size:
800-2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100

The Post Office Hotel Bronze Spur Award

Closing Date: 21/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Rural Australia, its people, animals, way of life and values

Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: Bronze Spur Trophy & $300, Second: $150, Third: $75

AlburyCity Short Story Award
Closing Date: 26/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Shadows

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000

Write Around The Murray Nano Competition

Closing Date: 26/07/2017
Open to: Entrants must reside within a 150k radius of Albury
Theme: Must include the word 'fshadow' or a derivative thereof

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Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 3 - 4
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
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Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 5 - 6
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
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Accepts:
Nano - Students: Years 7 - 8
Size: 50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50 book voucher, Highly Commended: $25 book voucher
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Accepts:
Nano - Open

Size:
50 words exactly
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $100 book voucher, Highly Commended: $50 book voucher

Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition
Closing Date: 28/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Poetry - 5 - 7 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $50, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $30 & Certificate, Third: $20 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - 8 - 10 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $100, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $60 & Certificate, Third: $40 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
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Accepts:
Poetry - 11 - 13 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $120, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $80 & Certificate, Third: $50 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $10 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - 14 - 15 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $90 & Certificate, Third: $60 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $15 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - 16 - 17 years
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $150 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $15 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Other Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Local Poets
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $600, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $250 & Certificate, Third: $150 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
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Accepts: Poetry - Open Age - Picture Ipswich Theme
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, Certificate & Bronze Medallion, Second: $170 & Certificate, Third: $250 & Certificate, Highly Commended: $20 & Certificate
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ADDITIONAL PRIZES
OVERALL WINNER IN OPEN AGE: Babies of Walloon Statuette
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: 5 - 17 years: $50 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: Open Age: $100 & Certificate
CHAIRPERSON'S SCHOOL AWARD: $150 & Certificate
MENTORSHIP AWARD: 15hr with a professional Australian Poet (valued at $1050) & Certificate


NEW LISTING
Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award
Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to:
Aboriginal Tasmanian emerging writers of 16 years and older
Theme:
Reflections on being Aboriginal in Tasmania today
Accepts: Many forms - see website
Size: 2,000 - 2,500 words for prose/scripts, 80-100 lines of poetry/lyrics
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $1,200 awarded at judges' discretion

InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
UK competition
Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to:
UK + International,18 years and over
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: £3;50
Prizes
: First: £250, Runner-up: £50, Highly commended x 4: £25, All winners: Story published to the InkTears Readership

Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Tackle
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words


Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
Irish Competition

Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize
: First: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, Second: €500 and publication in Southword, Shortlisted x 4: publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120

Stories of Life
Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: Australian citizens or those residing permanently in Australia
Theme: Spiritual moments/events from your life that speak of your Christian faith (See website for more detail)

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Accepts:
Eternity Matters Stories of Life - Short Story - Open
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250
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Accepts:
Tabor Stories of Life - Short Story - Open
Size: 1,000 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250

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Accepts:
Lutheran Schools Association Young Stories - Short Story - aged 17 and under
Size: 500 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, 4 x Runners-up: $250

The Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Competition
ART, CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY SECTIONS AVAILABLE
(Additional special awards relating to these sections)

Closing Date:
31/07/2017
Open to: Members of the ex-service community residing in Victoria (see website) aged 18 and over
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1A
Theme: True Wartime Experience
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate & The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Award - Cheque, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $10 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate, Encouragement: The Lou Perlstein Award for Story Writing True Wartime Experience - Cheque and Engraved Plaque
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1B

Theme: True Life Experience
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate
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1C
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate
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1D
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate, Encouragement: Vice Admiral W.R. Creswell Poetry Encouragement Award in memory of Lloyd and Vera Saltmarsh – Framed photograph of the Vice Admiral
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1E
Theme: Australian Spirit - at home and abroad
Accepts:
Prose
Word Limit: 3,000 words

Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $250 & Certificate& National Servicemen’s Association (Northern Branch) Special Award - Cheque, Second: $125 & Certificate, Third: $100 & Certificate, Honourable Mentions: Certificate

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PRIZES
The Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Prize - Engraved Silver Tray:
Awarded to the most outstanding first prize entry

The John Quinlivan TPI Special Recognition Award - Engraved plaque: For a winner and a runner-up who produced  entries under special hardship
Legacy Novice Award for a First Year Entrant in Writing – Cheque and certificate: For First time writing entrants to a winner and runner-up deemed worthy of encouragement


Young Tasmanian Writers's Prize

Closing Date: 31/07/2017
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
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Theme:
Any three of a list of five elements - see entry form
Accepts:
Year 10 - 12: Short Story
Size: 800 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prizes
: First: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 fullers Bookshop voucher

Theme:
One of a list of four elements - see entry form
Accepts:
Year 7 - 9: Short Story
Size: 700 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8
Prizes
: First: $300 & publication with School receiving 12 months subscriptions to TASMANIA 40 South magazine, Runner up x 2: $30 fullers Bookshop voucher

 

AUGUST 2017

NEW LISTING
Castaways Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 04/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: All entered poems must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of images in the Castaways Web gallery.
Accepts: Poetry

Size:
24 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200 and two copies of the 2016 Castaways Sculpture Awards catalogue containing the winning poem. Commended x 2: $100

Gawler Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 04/08/2017
Open to:
Residents of South Australia
Theme: Freedom
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Accepts: Adults - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$200, Second: $80, Third: $25
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Accepts: Youth (13 - 18 years) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$150, Second: $75, Third: $25
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Accepts: Juniors (12 years and under) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100, Second: $70, Third: $25

NEW LISTING
Mental Health Foundation Schools' Creative Writing Competition
Closing Date: 04/08/2017
Open to: Students enrolled in Years 5 - 12 in Victorian Schools
Theme: What you feel, think of, or have experienced about mental health issues

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Accepts:
Upper Primary (Years 5 - 6): Play, Poem or Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $100

Accepts:
Lower Secondary (Years 7, 8 & 9): Play, Poem or Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $125

Accepts:
Upper Secondary (Years 10, 11 & 12): Play, Poem or Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $150

SAETA Spring Poetry Festival
Closing Date: 04/08/2017
Open to: Students and teachers in Australian Schools
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Students in Yr 11 - 12 - Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non - member schools
Prize
: $50 x 2
*

Accepts:
Students in Yrs up to Yr 10 - Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non - member schools
Prize
: $50 x 2

NEW LISTING
Monash WordFest Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 05/08/2017
Open to: Reside, work or study in the City of Monash, or be a member of the Monash Public Library Service
Theme: None

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Accepts:
Category A: 12 - 14 years: Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
Category B: 15 - 17 years: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
Category C: Adult: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $150

NEW LISTING
Monash WordFest SnapStory Competition
A SnapStory contains a photograph with accompanying text
Closing Date:
05/08/2017
Open to: Reside, work or study in the City of Monash, or be a member of the Monash Public Library Service
Theme: The Journey of Words

*
Accepts:
Category A: 12 - 13 years: SnapStory
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $75
*
Accepts:
Category B: 14 - 16 years: SnapStory
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
Category C: 17 - 18 years: SnapStory
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $150

NEW LISTING
Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award
Closing Date: 11/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None

Accepts:
Open - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $15, $25 for 2, $35 for 3
Prize
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $50, Judge's Encouragement Award for Youth: $50, Highly Commended x 4: Certificate, Commended x 4: Certificate

NEW LISTING
Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 16/08/2017
Open to: Not mentioned
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry (single or suite)
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $20 for non-Island subscribers, $10 for Island subscribers
Prize
: First: $2,000, publication in Island , annual domestic subscriptions to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow., Second: Publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

NEW LISTING
Olga Masters Short Story Award
Closing Date: 18/08/2017
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: Family life in rural Australia
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $1,500, Runner-up: $500, Supplementary prizes at the discretion of the organisers

Knightville Poetry Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 150 lines
Entry Fee: $US 20 for up to three poems
Prize
: First: $US 1,500 & publication

 

Machigonne Fiction Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 20/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
Prize
: First: $US 1,500  & publication


Lane Cove Literary Awards
Closing Date: 23/08/2017
Open to: Over 16 years, Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and must be living in Australia at time of entry
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000, NORTH SHORE GYM RESIDENT SHORT STORY PRIZE: $500
*

Accepts:
Memoir Prize
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, STONE REAL ESTATE RESIDENT MEMOIR PRIZE: $500
*

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines and more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, TRENDSETTER TRAVEL RESIDENT POETRY PRIZE: $500

OTHER PRIZES
THE BURNS BAY BOOKERY YOUTH PRIZE (16 - 24 years): $500
THE BAYTREE BY ARDENCY SENIOR PRIZE (65+ years): $500

Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards
Closing Date: 24/08/2017
Theme: Specific reference to an Australasian Rural experience: Local Stories, People, Places and Events
*
Accepts: Open Writers Award - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
All
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prizes
: First: $1,000
*
Accepts: Upper Murray Writers Category - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
Local residents of Towong, Tumbarumba and Indigo Shires
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $500
*
Non fiction 'bonus': $100 Dymock Voucher


Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Non Fiction
Closing Date: 17/08/2017
Open to: Australian residentsl
Theme: Not mentioned

Accepts:
Non-Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$35, ($25 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100

Boroondara Literary Awards
Closing Date: 25/08/2017
Open to: Australian Residents, Young Writers: Live, Work or study in the City of Boroondara
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Open Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, Second: $1,000, Third: $500, Keith Carroll Award: $500
 *

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 - Poetry
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Junior -Years 5 - 6 -  - Prose
Size: 300 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $200, Third: $100
 *

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 - Poetry
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Middle -Years 7 - 9 -  - Prose
Size: 500 - 900 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $300, Third: $150
 *

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 - Poetry (also open to young people not in seconary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 200 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200
*

Accepts:
Young Writers (Boroondara) - Senior -Years 10 - 12 -  - Prose (also open to young people not in seconary school, aged 15 to 18 years as of 1 January)
Size: 900 - 1,300 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $400, Third: $200

Dungala-Kaiela Writing
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the Goulburn Valley region
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Elder
Size: 500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200
*
Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Open (19 years and over)
Size: 500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400
*

Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150
*

Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Open (19 years and over)
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $400
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150
*

Accepts:
Aboriginal Languages of the region in any written form - Junior - Up to 12 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $75

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Elder
Size: Not mentioned but possibly 6 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $150

*
Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Open (19 years and over)
Size: 6 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $200
*

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - Youth - 13 to 18 years
Size: 6 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $100
*

Accepts:
Poem/Lyric/Rap - 8 to 12 years
Size: 5 - 10 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $50

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$150, Runner-up: $50

Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Section 1 - Short Story - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
*

Accepts:
Section 2 - Short Story - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $125
*
Accepts:
Section 3 - Short Story - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $100
*

Accepts:
Section 4 - Short Story - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $50

 

Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Western Australian resident
Theme: Freedom
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 2,000 - 4,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $1,000

 

Joyce Parkes Women's Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Australian Women
Theme: Freedom
Accepts:
Prose, Fact or Fiction
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10

Prize: First: $500

Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Residents of Victoria who are unpublished writers
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
The Dorothy Porter Award for Poets
Size: 100 lines
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Novella
Size: 10,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Graphic Short Story
Size: up to eight A4 pages
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: None
Accepts:
Narrative non-fiction
Size: 10,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
Theme: True life experience, uniquely Victorian story of Australia's First People
Accepts:
Life Writing Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Writers
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $2,000
*
OVERALL WINNER: $10,000

Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
Closing Date:  
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,200 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Basket
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize
Closing Date:  
31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Journeys
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200. Second: $50, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates

NEW LISTING
Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Women residents of Australia
Theme: Crime & Mysteries with an active woman protagonist - check conditions for specific themes
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $15 for Sisters in Crime Members, $20 for non-members
Prizes
:
Bonnier Publishing Australia Award
: $1,500 plus trophy,  
Simon & Schuster Award Second:
$1,000,
The Sun Bookshop Award Third:
$500,

Award for Best Young Writer (for writers 18 or under): $500,
Melbourne Athenaeum Library ‘Body in the Library' Award: $1,000; runner up $500,
Every Cloud Productions Award for Best Mystery with History Story:
$750,

Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic Story: $750,
HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Romantic Suspense Story: $500,
Scarlet Stiletto Award for Best Financial Crime Story: $500,
Clan Destine Press for Best Cross-Genre Story: $500,
Liz Navratil Award for Best Story with a Disabled Protagonist Story: $400,
ScriptWorks Award for a Great Film Idea: $200


NEW LISTING
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee:
£4, 2 for £7, 3 for £9, 4 for £11, 5 for £12
Prize
: First: £200, Second: £75, Third: £50, Highly Commended x 3: £20, Commended x 3: £10

NEW LISTING
SLQ Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Queensland residents aged 15 to 25
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Short Story - 18 to 25 years old
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000 & Queensland Writers Centre membership, Runner-up: $500 & Queensland Writers Centre membership, Highly Commended: Queensland Writers Centre membership, All winners: complimentary ticket to the Young Writers Conference at State Library of Queensland
*
Accepts:
Short Story - 15 to 17 years old
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500 & Queensland Writers Centre membership, Runner-up: $200 & Queensland Writers Centre membership, Highly Commended: Library Shop book pack & Queensland Writers Centre membership, All winners: complimentary ticket to the Young Writers Conference at State Library of Queensland

NEW LISTING
Sydney Writers' Room Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to: Australian Residents
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $500, Runner-up: $250


Words of Wyndham

Closing Date: 31/08/2017
Open to:
 Australians 18+ (15+ for graphic short story)
Theme: Nil

*

Accepts: 
Graphic Short Story
Size:
 4-8 A4 pages, each page having a least 2 panels
Entry Fee:
 Nil
Prize: $400 (shared between artist and writer), short-list published

*

Accepts: Short Story
Size:
 1000-3000 words
Entry Fee:
 Nil
Prize: $400, short-list published

*

Accepts: Poetry
Size:
 60 lines
Entry Fee:
 Nil
Prize: $200, short-list published

*

Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size:
 100-500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize: $80, short-list published


SEPTEMBER 2017

NEW  LISTING
Adrien Abbot Prize
Closing Date:
01/09/2017
Open to:
Australian Residents
Theme: Survival
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 25 lines/250 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $500

KSP Short Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2017
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Short Fiction - Open
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Short Fiction - Youth (10 to 20 years of age)
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

NEW LISTING
Outstanding Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2017
Open to: Writers based in Australia and New Zealand
Theme: "It's Complicated" (Have relevance to the broader Australian LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) community)
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2017
Open to:
Authors throughout Australia and New Zealand
Theme: Competition aims to encourage writing which clebrates the work of CJ Dennis and relates to Australia's people, events or environment, either historical or contemporary
*
Accepts: Open - Marian Mayne Prize - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
 
*
Accepts: Open - CJ Dennis Society Prize - Short Story
Size:  500 words
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
*
Accepts: Poetry written by adults for children
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100, Chosen by group of local children: $150
*
Accepts: Primary School Students - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $30, Second: $20, Third: $10
*
Accepts: Secondary School Students - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20

KSP Memoir Competition
Closing Date: 15/09/2017


* OPEN AGE
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

Accepts:
Memoir
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate

* YOUTH (10 to 20 years old)
Open to:
Western Australian residents
Theme: 'A Day in (your home town or WA holiday location)

Accepts:
Memoir
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

NEW LISTING
Heywire Competition
Note: Audio, Video and Photo story categories available
Closing Date: 16/09/2017
Open to: Australian Residents aged 16-22 and not living in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney
Theme: You and/or your community and true

Accepts:
Audio, Video, Photos or Text
Size:
Video & Audio: 2 - 4 minutes, Photos: 5 images (check as elsewhere on site it says 10 images), Text: around 400 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize (awarded to multiple people)
: Opportunity for story to be produced for ABC and an all-expenses paid trip to the Heywire Youth Issues Forum in Canberra (details on website).


NEW LISTING
Fresh Words Writing Competition
Closing Date: 22/09/2017
Open to: Young perople who live, work or study in the City of Casey
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Creative Writing
Size:
750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12

Accepts:
Poetry/Lyrics
Size:
1 page
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12

Accepts:
English as a Second Langage
Size:
750 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Unspecified. Judged according to year levels: Years 5 & 6, Years 7 & 9 and Years 10 & 12

NEW LISTING
Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers (NSW)
Closing Date:
22/09/2017
Open to: Indigenous Australian students (Kindergarten to Year 12) studying in NSW
Theme:
One of three themes: "The WIld", "Then I heard the loudest noise ...", "What Now"

Accepts:
Short Story, Play, Poem. Group work accepted for Year K-3 to encourage shared learning
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Prizes from $50 up to $500 and Encouragement Awards from $20 up to $250 will be awarded to students from Kindergarten to Year 12 for Poetry and Short Story or Play.
Prizes of up to $250 will be awarded for Kindergarten –Year 1 and Year 2-3 Group wo
rk

NEW LISTING
Pens Against Poverty
Closing Date: 25/09/2017
Open to: Students in the ACT and Southern NSW in grades 3-10 (needs a teacher to submit/endorse the entry)
Theme:
On the Other Side

Accepts:
Short Story or Poem
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Winners and Highly commended selected from multiple grade levels, prizes not specified
 

KSP Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 29/09/2017
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Poetry - Open
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$300 & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Poetry - Youth (12 to 20 years of age)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

* Annette Cameron Encouragment Award for an unpublished WA Poet

Accepts:
Poetry - (Over age of 18)
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5

Prize
:First:
$100

NEW LISTING
Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards
Closing Date: 29/09/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Australian theme

*
Accepts:
Prose (Fiction, Memoir and Family History)
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500 & limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood, Second: $250, Third: $50, Highly Commended: Certificates
 *

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $500 & limited edition bust of Rolf Boldrewood, Second: $250, Third: $50, Highly Commended: Certificates

 

Field of Words Memoir Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/09/2017 (Opens Aug 1)
Open to:
18 years or older (please check this)
Theme: Real life events/experiences
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$400, Runner-up: $100

Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Coach
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

Scribes Writers - 'Short Takes' Competition
Closing Date: 30/09/2017
Open to:
Check website
Theme:
Check website
*
Accepts: Short Story (Not Fan Fiction)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $7

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

*
Accepts: Memoir
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $7

Prize
:First:
$200, Runner-up: $100, Highly Commended & Commended: Certificates

NEW LISTING
The Caterpillar Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/09/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
Short Story written by an adult for children (aged 7-11)
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: €12
Prize
: First: 2 week retreat at The Moth & €500, Second: €300, Third: €200

NEW LISTING
The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Award
Closing Date: 30/09/2017
Open to: All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for any subsequent entry
Prize
: First: $500 (Port Stephens Council Award), Second: $300 (Club Lemon Tree Award), Third: $150 (News of the Area Award), Highly Commended x 4: $25, 'Readers Choice Award: $50

OCTOBER 2017

Australian Bush Poets Association National Championships
Closing Date: 06/10/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Australian
*
Accepts: Open Serious Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Open Humorous Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned


Accepts: Novice Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Junior (5 - 12 years old) Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Junior (13 - 17 years old) Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Accepts: Local Bush Poetry
Size: No Limit
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:
Not mentioned

Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Building
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Field of Words Feature Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/11/2017 (Opens Oct 9)
Open to:
18 years or older (please check this)
Theme: Ghost story
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$400, Runner-up: $100

Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
31/11/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Parrot
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words


DECEMBER 2017

Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Star
Accepts:
Short Story or Poetry
Size: 100 words or 10 lines
Entry Fee: $2.00 in unused stamps
Prize
: Six months subscription to Positive Words