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REBUILDING FRIENDSHIP HOUSE

Friendship House in Myrtleford, Victoria, needs a serious amount of renovation. This Hall is the home of the 1st Myrtleford Scout Group which has been going for 106 years.

Any donations toward this project would be greatly appreciated and can be forwarded to the 1st Myrtleford Scout Group: PO Box 4, Myrtleford VIC 3737.
Please included a note stating that your donation is for the Friendship House project.

If you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope a receipt can be returned to you (donations over $2 to Scout Groups are tax deductible within Australia).

If you want more details then please contact us: info@austwriters.com

 

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

AICon FanFiction Competition
Alan Marshall Short Story Award
Copper Triangle Writers' Group Literary Competition
CYA - Aspiring (Unpublished) Competition
CYA - Hatchlings
Eyre Writers Awards
Field of Words Feature Competition
Field of Words Flash Fiction Competition
Field of Words Memoir Competition
Field of Words Short Story Competition
Future Leaders Writing Prize
Henry Lawson Festival
Mulga Bill Writing Award
Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award
RACV Writing Competition
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
Tethered By Letters Winter Literary Competition
What Matters? NSW/ACT


THROUGH THE YEAR

#Blink
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: Every two weeks
Open to:
All
Theme: Check Twitter

Accepts:
Tiny narratives via Twitter
Size: 140 characters
Entry Fee:
Not mentioned
Prize
:First:
Digital copy of F(r)iction and possible publication

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

 

FEBRUARY 2017


Birdcatcher Books Stories for Children Competition
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Closing Date: 3/02/2017
Open to: Residents of Australia or New Zealand aged 18 or over.
Theme: Stories for children aged between 5 and 8 years old
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: Not mentioned (may be in T&C)
Entry Fee: $6, $11 for 2, $15 for 3
Prize
: $150

 

Text Prize
Closing Date: 03/02/2017
Open to: Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand
Theme:
Written for Young Adults or children (NOT picture books)
Accepts:
Fiction or non-fiction
Size: 20,000 -  120,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prizes
: A publishing contract with an $10,000 advance

 

Stringybark Short Story Award
Closing Date: 05/02/2017
Theme: Link to Australia and NOT a children's story

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 Short Story Award anthology) (Value $500), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $300), Third: $100 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $150), Highly commended: publication + e-book

 

Newcastle Short Story Award

Closing Date: 6/02/2018
Open to: Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, over 18 years
Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prize
: First: $3,000, Second: $1,500, Third: $500, 3 x Highly Commended: $200 voucher, 2 x Commended: $200, 5 x Hunter Region Writers Awards

 

Victorian Bush Poetry Championships - Written Section
Closing Date: 10/02/2017
Open to: Prefer entrants to be a member of the ABPA and/or Poetry Clubs
Theme: Australian,Australians and/or the Australian way of life
*
Accepts: Section one:VBPMA Open Written Original Serious "Silver Brumby Poetry Award"

Size:
120 lines
Entry Fee: $10 (max 3)

Prizes
: First: $150 & trophy, Second: $70, Third:$30
*
Accepts: Section two:VBPMA Open Written Original Humorous "Corryong Larrakin Award"

Size:
120 lines
Entry Fee: $10 (max 3)

Prizes
: First: $150 & trophy, Second: $70, Third:$30
*
VBPMA Overall Written Champion: $100
VBPMA Novice Written Champion: $50

 

Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 13/02/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Island or Island-resonant
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: $500

Boondooma Station Anzac Stories in Poetry
Closing Date: 17/02/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Select one of the Queensland Anzac Centenary Commemoration themes
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $300, Third: $200

NEW LISTING
AICon FanFiction Competition

Closing Date: Online: 24/02/2017, In Person at information desk during Convention
Open to: All
Theme: FanFiction
Accepts:
Creative Writing

Size:
6 pages
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Yet to be determined

 

E J Brady Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
28/02/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
"Gabo Prize" Very Short Story
Size: 700 words
Entry Fee: $8 (add $2 if posted)
Prize
: $500
*
Accepts:
"Mallacoota Prize" Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $12 (add $2 if posted)
Prizes
: First: $2,000, Runner-up: $300
*
Accepts:
"Betka Prize" Humorous Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $8 (add $2 if posted)
Prizes
: First: $500
*
Encouragement Award: $100

 

NEW LISTING
Eyre Writers Awards
Closing Date: 28/02/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
Typical Australia: The Land and Sea

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
 *
Accepts:
Tome Black Memorial Award

Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts:
Eyre Travel Short Story Award

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates
*
Accepts:
EWI Non-Phyming Poetry Award

Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $200, Highly Commended and Commended: Certificates


Flash 500 Short Story Competition

UK COMPETITION

Closing Date: 28/02/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
7 for one, 12 for two, 16 for three, 20 for four (25 for optional critique)

Prize:First: 500, Second: 200, Third: 100
 

Henry Kendall Poetry Award

Closing Date: 28/02/2017
Open to: Australian residents or citizens, 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 30 lines and no more than 500 words
Entry Fee:
$15

Prize:First: $1,000, Second: $500, Third: $250

NEW LISTING
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 28/02/2017
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, 7 for 16, 10 for 22
Prize
: First: 200, Second: 100, Third: 50, High Commendation x 3: 20, Commendation x 3: 10
 

MARCH 2017

 

NEW LISTING
Mulga Bill Writing Award
Closing Date:
02/03/2017
Open to: All
*
Theme: "Eaglehawk" must appear in bold at least once
Accepts:
"The Boldrewood": Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $150
*
Theme: "Eaglehawk" must appear in bold at least once
Accepts:
"The Llewellyn": Poetry
Size: 25 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $50

 

The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize
Closing Date:
06/03/2017
Open to: 18 years and over and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: Biograpical
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,000


The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
06/03/2017
Open to: 18 years and over and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry

Size:
30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500


The Young Adas
Closing Date:
06/03/2017
Open to: aged between 14 - 18 years and who live or work in the western suburbs of Melbourne
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250

 

Nakata Brophy Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers
Closing Date: 10/03/2017
Open to:
Indigenous writers who are 30 years or younger, Australian Citizen or permanent residents of Australia

Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 88 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $5,000, publication and offered a place as Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College for a period of up to three months.2 x Runner-up: May be awarded, not detailed

NEW LISTING
RACV Writing Competition

Closing Date: 12/03/2017
Open to:
RACV Members based in Victoria

Theme: Must end with "...and that's why I'll always be with RACV"
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 500 - 800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $500 RACV voucher and publication in RoyalAuto and/or on the RACV website. Runner-up: $300 RACV voucher and possible publication,Second Runner-up: $150 RACV voucher and possible publication,

 

Calibre Prize 2017
Closing Date: 15/03/2017
Theme: None

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Non-fiction essay
Size: 3,000 - 7,000 words
Entry Fee: $24 (or $15 for ABR subscribers or full-time students)
Prizes
: First: $5,000, Second: $2,500


Limnisa Short Story Competition
GREEK COMPETITION

Closing Date: 15/03/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil but must Like Facebook page or Follow on Twitter, AND share the competition, (25 for a professional evaluation)
Prizes
: First: One week Writers' Retreat or Workshop in 2017 or 2018 at Limnisa (near Agios Georgios, Methana, Greece). All inclusive: Full board, 7 nights accommodation in single room, optional daily yoga sessions, literary evening, use of all Limnisa facilities: beach, bikes, international library etc. OR five online sessions of personal tutoring, Second: 50% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above) OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work., Third: 50% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above). OR a free online session of personal tutoring or feedback on written work.2 x Runners up: 25% discount on the Writers' Retreat or Workshop (see above).

 

The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 23/03/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Light/Dark
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, 2 tickets to the Community Play performance & a handcrafted timer quill, Local prize: Collins Bookstore voucher & 2 tickets to the Community Play performance, Young writer under 18: Collins Bookstore voucher & 2 tickets to the Community Play performance
 

Laura Literary Awards - The CJ Dennis Poetry Awards
Closing Date:
24/03/2017
Theme:
None
*
SECTION 5 - OPEN
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*
SECTION 6 - OPEN BUSH POETRY

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Bush Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*
SECTION 7 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*
SECTION 8 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 9 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15

 

Laura Literary Awards - The Flinders News Prose Awards
Closing Date:
24/03/2017
Theme:
None
*
SECTION 1 - OPEN
Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
*
SECTION 2 - YOUNG ADULT
Open to:
13 - 18 years
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $50
*
SECTION 3 - JUNIOR
Open to:
9 - 12 years
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $25
*
SECTION 4 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

Open to:
5 - 8 years
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $15

 

British Theatre Challenge
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/03/2017
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Play

Size:
One Act, running time 10 - 30 minutes, more than one actor
Entry Fee: 16
Prize
: First: 10 plays selected: Given a full performance at  the Lost Theatre, London - developed by professional directors - performed by professional actors - given written assessments by theatre professionals - considered for publication by Samual French and Lazy Bee Scripts - filmed in performance by Mini Mammoth Films, Public Choice Award: Previously a cash award, Mini Mammoth Film Award: One play turned into a short film

 

NEW LISTING
Alan Marshall Short Story Award
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Open to: Australian writers
Theme: None
Accepts: Short stories
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20, Local Category = Nil
Prizes: Open Section: $2,000 + mentoring through Austraian Society of Authors and a 12-month ASA membership. Local Section: $700 + mentoring through Writers Victoria and a 12-month WV membership

 

NEW LISTING
Copper Triangle Writers' Group Literary Competition
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$5, $10 for three entries
Prizes:
First:  
$300, Second: $75, Third: $25
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
60 lines
Entry Fee:
$5, $10 for three entries
Prizes:
First:  
$300, Second: $75, Third: $25

 

FAW Tasmania Nairda Lyne Award
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Suitable for children aged 8-12 years
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: $100 & winner's name inscribed on a plaque in the State Library Launceston Branch, Best Tasmanian Entry: Hobart Bookshop voucher

 

NEW LISTING
Field of Words Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Open to:
18 years or older
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $20

Prize
:First:
$750, Runner-up: $200

 

NEW LISTING
Henry Lawson Festival
Closing Date: 31/03/2017
Open to: All

*
Theme:
Australian
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 1: Traditional Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $200
*
Theme:
Australian
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 2: Humorous Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 3: Free Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 4: Verse by High School Student (under 18 years by closing date)
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first 2, $5 thereafter (School/class entries: $30 for groups of more than 5 students)
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 5: Verse by Primary School Student
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: Nil for first 2, $5 thereafter (School/class entries: $30 for groups of more than 5 students)
Prize
: First: $50 & Medallion, Second: $25 & Medallion, Highly Commended: Medallion
*
SECTION 1 OVERALL WINNER: Festival Patron's Statuette
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 1: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $200
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 2: Short Story by High School Student (under 18 years by closing date)
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil for first 2, $5 thereafter (School/class entries: $40 for groups of more than 5 students)
Prize
: First: $150, Second: $50
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 2: Class 3: Short Story by Primary School Student
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil for first 2, $5 thereafter (School/class entries: $30 for groups of more than 5 students)
Prize
: First: $50 & Medallion, Second: $25 & Medallion, Highly Commended: Medallion
*
SECTION 2 OVERALL WINNER: Harold Goodwin Memorial Statuette


NEW LISTING
Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award
Closing Date:
31/03/2017
Open to:
Residents of Australia
Theme:
Poets are invited to respond to selected artworks from the Nillumbik Shire Council Art Collection. Artworks can be viewed on the website
Accepts:
Poems
Size:
12 lines
Entry Fee:
$12 per poem (Local & Youth Category
:Nil)
Prizes: First:
$550, Local Category: $350, Youth Prize: $200 (11-18 years old)
Note that all entries in the local category will automatically be entered into the open category

 

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/03/2017
Open to: Over 18
Theme:
Poetry written by an adult for children (aged 7-11)
Accepts: Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: 12
Prize
: 1,000


W B Yeats Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
31/03/2017
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $8.50 for first entry ($5.50 each entry thereafter)
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $75, Third: $75, Commendation: Certificates

 

APRIL 2017
 
NEW LISTING
Tethered By Letters Winter Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 01/04/2017
Open to: All
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Creative Non-Fiction
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 10
Prizes
: First: $US 500 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 1,000 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Flash Fiction
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication
*
Theme:
None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: three pages
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: professional edit & consideration for publication


ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 10/04/2017
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size:
2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee:
$25 ($15 for ABR subscribers and full-time students) or choose to subscribe with your entry (see website)
Prizes:
First:
$7,000, Second: $2,000, Third: $1,000, Commended x 3: $850
 

Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 13/04/2017
Theme: Freedom

*
Open to: Poets 18 years and older
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for each thereafter
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Primary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate
*
Open to: Secondary School Student
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First, Second & Third: Cash prizes (Total competition prize pool = $700), Highly Commended & Commended: Certificate

Country Style's Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 19/04/2017
Open to: Australian residents aged 18 years and over
Theme: Light
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $5,000


Bronze Swagman Award

Closing Date: 30/04/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Australian
Accepts: Bush Poetry
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $20 per entry form, up to 3 poems per form
Prizes
: First: $500 & Bronze statuette of the Swagman, Runner-up: $200 & trophy, Highly Commended: Certificate

NEW LISTING
CYA - Aspiring (Unpublished) Competition
Closing Date: 30/04/2017
Open to: Check website
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Picture book - text only for pre-school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Picture book - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Picture book - Non-Fiction - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Chapter book
a) Text only for young primary aged children
b) Text only of older aged children (Middle Grade)
Size: First 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Fiction for Young Adults
Size: First three chapters up to 5,000 words with synopsis
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
 
*
Accepts: Graphic Novel or Illustrated Picture book or Illustrated Middle grade novel - any age group within CYA
Size: 3 pages, up to 500 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Illustration section using extracts provided on website

NEW LISTING
CYA - Hatchlings
Closing Date: 30/04/2017
O
pen to: 8 - 18 years old and not been published in book format within the CYA genres.
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Picture book - text only for pre-school or primary aged children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $13.60
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Chapter Book and Young adult novels - text only for older primary aged children/Young Adult
Size: First 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $13.60
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher
*
Accepts: Graphic Novel and Illustrated Picture Book OR Middle Grade Illustrated Novel
Size: See website
Entry Fee: $13.60
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: $30, Third: $20, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher

 

National Henry Lawson Society Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2017
Open to: All
Theme: Australia, Australians and/or the Australian way of life
*
Accepts:
Category A: Traditional Rhyming Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $250, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
Category B: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $250, Third: $100
*
Accepts:
Category C: Free Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $125, Third: $50

 

MAY 2017


Questions Writing Prize

Closing Date: 01/05/2017
Open to: 18 - 30 years
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 1,500 - 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000

Bristol Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
03/05/2017
Open to: Over 16 years old
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: 8
Prizes
: First: 1000, Second: 700, Third: 400, Shortlisted x 17: 100.

NEW LISTING
What Matters? NSW/ACT
Closing Date: 05/05/2017
Open to:
Students in NSW and ACT
Theme:
What matters to you and why
*
Accepts:
Year 5 & 6: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, full-day creative writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 7 & 8: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, full-day creative writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 9 & 10: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, a day at ReachOut.com to meet team and receive professional training as well as opportunity to be paid $200 to produce a feature article for ReachOut.com & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*

Accepts:
Year 11 & 12: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$350, 1 year members to NSW Writers Centure and opportunity to participate in a one-day writing workship & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 & participation in a Young Writers Forum
*
OVERALL WINNER (across NSW/ACT and Tasmania): Ipad & Trophy

 

SAETA Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 19/05/2017
Note: Must be written in the presence of an adult or teacher
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Reception  to Yr 1
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 2 & Yr 3
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 4 to Yr 6
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 7 & Yr 8
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 9 & Yr 10
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified
*
Open to:
South Australian Students: Yr 11 & Yr 12
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Poetry or Prose
Size:
1,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
Not specified

 

Friends of the Wollongong City Library Local History Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2017
Open to: 18 years and over
Theme: History of the City of Wollongong (see Guidelines for more detail)
Accepts:
Local History Paper
Size: 10,000 - 20,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: $5,000

NEW LISTING
Future Leaders Writing Prize
Closing Date:
31/05/2017
Open to: Year 11 & 12 students in Australian Secondary Schools
Theme:
None

Accepts:
Fiction or Non-fiction
Size: 800 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,000

 

JUNE 2017

Noplag Student Scholarship
US COMPETITION
Closing Date:
25/06/2017
Open to: High School/College/University student at least 16 years old
Theme: Refer to website for suggested topics
Accepts:
Essay
Size: Minimum of 700 words
Entry Fee:
Nil

Prize: First: $US 3,500

 

NEW LISTING

Field of Words Flash Fiction Story Competition
Closing Date: 30/06/2017 (Opens May 1)
Open to:
18 years or older
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 100 - 500 words
Entry Fee: $10

Prize
:First:
$250, Runner-up: $75

 

Henry Savery National Short Story Award

Closing Date: 30/06/2017
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee:
$5

Prize: First: $400, Second: $100

 

Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"

Closing Date: 30/06/2017 (Entry form available on their website in February)
Open to: All
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
A. Traditional Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100
*

Accepts:
B. Free Verse
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $7

Prize: First: $200, Second: $100

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
30/06/2017
Open to:
18 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines and no more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15 per poem if submitted by 28/02/2017. $20 if submitted after that date. Tertiary (university) students - $10
Prizes:
First:
$15,000, Second: $5,000

 

SEPTEMBER 2017
 

NEW LISTING

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

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

NEW LISTING
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