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Last updated 01/07/2018
 


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

Dungala-Kaiela Writing Awards
Fair Australia Prize
Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis
Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
Monash WordFest Short Story Competition
Monash WordFest SnapStory Competition
Noosa Arts Theatre One-Act Playwriting Competition
NWF/Joanne Burns Microlit Award
Outstanding Short Story Competition
Pens Against Poverty
Postive Words End-Of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition
Redgum Young Writers' Award
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
SWWT Annual Short Story Competition
The Bath Children's Novel Award
The Estelle Pinney Short Story Competition
Thunderbolt Prize
Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Award for Prose Competition
Venie Holgren Environmental Poetry Prize
Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story


THROUGH THE YEAR

AWC Furious Fiction
Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of every month
Closes:
55 hours later (midnight, Sunday)
Open to: 17 years and older
Theme: Story prompt provided
Accepts:
Flash Fiction
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee:
Not mentioned but looks to be nil
Prize
:First:
$500

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 2018

 

Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
Theme: Truth

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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
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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
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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

Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
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 (50c card processing fee)
Prize
: First: $2,000, book launch at QPF 2019 & a publishing contract with UQP

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: $15, $10 concession (50c card processing fee)
Prize
: First: $1,000, Second: $500, Highest QLD entry: $500 QWC workshop credit & performance opportunity at Queensland Poetry Festival

Arts Queensland XYZ Award for Spoken Word
Closing Date: 06/07/2017
Open to: Australian residents as of date of entry
Theme: None

Accepts:
Recorded Poetry
Size: Under 3 minutes
Entry Fee: $10, $8 Concession (50c card processing fee)
Prize
: First: $1,000, Highest QLD entry: $300 QWC workshop credit & performance opportunity at Queensland Poetry Festival

The Phillip Bacon Ekphrasis Award
Closing Date: 06/07/2018
Open to: Australian resident
Theme: An ekphrastic response to one of the five painting (See website)

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: Under 12 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $8 Concession (50c card processing fee)
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $250, Top 5: Online publication

The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
Closing Date: 09/07/2018
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

Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
12/07/2018
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:
13/07/2018
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
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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
Fair Australia Prize
Closing Date:
13/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme:  New collectives, old struggles
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Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $5,000
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Accepts: Essay
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $5,000
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Accepts: Poetry
Size: 88 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes: $5,000 
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Graphics & Cartoons section available
Best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker

Three best member entires (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only): $1,000

KSP Ghost Story Competition

Closing Date: 13/07/2018
Open to: Western Australian residents
Theme:
Night
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Accepts:
Youth (8 - 18) - Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Second: Box of chocolates
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Accepts:
Adult - Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50 plus goody bag, Second: $25 and goody bag

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/07/2018
Open to: All
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 1,000 to 7,500 words
Entry Fee: $US 15
Prizes
: First: $US 1000 & publication, 5 x finalists: consideration for publication
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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: consideration for publication
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Theme:
None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: three pages
Entry Fee: $US 8 or 3 for $US 12
Prizes
: First: $US 300 & publication, 5 x finalists: consideration for publication

Vallum Award for Poetry
CANADIAN COMPETITION
Closing Date: 15/07/2018
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

AlburyCity Short Story Award
Closing Date: 18/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Refuge

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Runners-up: unspecified prizes

ACU Prize for Poetry
Closing Date: 20/07/2018
Open to: Citizens or permanent residents of Australia, 18 years and over. Any international student currently studying at an Australian University may also enter
Theme: Empathy
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$25
Prize
: First:
$10,000, Second: $5,000, Third: $3,000

Bronze Spur Award
Closing Date: 20/07/2018
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 & $350, Second: $200, Third: $100

Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 20/07/2018
Open to: Residents of Australia & an Indigenous Writer
Theme: Open

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $2,000 & mentoring sessions with an established Indigenous Writer, Highest Quandamooka entry: $500 QWC workshop credit & performance opportunity at Queensland Poetry Festival

NEW LISTING
Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
20/07/2018
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

Churchill & District News Writing & Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
27/07/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
Open
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Accepts:
 Children (7 and under) short story or poem or picture story
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Children (8 - 10) short story or poem
Size:
Story: 500 words, Poetry: 20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Children (11 - 13) short story
Size:
500 words
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Children (11 - 13) poem
Size:
20 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Aged 14 - 17 short story
Size:
500 - 2,000 words, Poetry: 8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Aged 14 - 17 poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee:
50 cents
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Adults (18+) Short Story
Size:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 Adults (18+) Poetry
Size:
8 - 48 lines
Entry Fee: 
 $3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified
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Accepts:
 A Children's Story
Size:
Not specified, check with organiser
Entry Fee:
$3
Prizes:
Prizes not specified

IEU-QNT Literary Competition
Note: Limitations of entries per School
Closing Date: 27/07/2018
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: $1000

Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition
Closing Date: 28/07/2018
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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: Memento & 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: $175 & Certificate, Third: $125 & Certificate, Highly Commended: Memento & 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


NEW LISTING
Monash WordFest Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 28/07/2018
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
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Accepts:
Category B: 15 - 17 years: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $150, Third: $100
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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:
28/07/2018
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 - 15 years: SnapStory
Size: 1 - 3 photos
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $500, Second: $100 voucher
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Accepts:
Category C: 16 - 18 years: SnapStory
Size: 1 - 3 photos
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $500, Second: $100 voucher

The Nandewar Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
30/07/2018
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $5, $10 for 3
Prizes
: First: $150 & Trophy, Second: $100, Third: $50

InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
UK competition
Closing Date:
31/07/2018
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:
31/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Mine
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: 31/07/2018
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

Sentinel Poetry Book Competition

UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry collection
Size: 20 A4 pages
Entry Fee:
£25
Prize
: First: £300, publication & 20 copies of their collection, Second: £200, publication & 20 copies of their collection, Third: £100, publication & 20 copies of their collection

Stories of Life
Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Open to: Not mentioned
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

NEW LISTING
The Estelle Pinney Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
31/07/2018
Open to: Australian Women writers
Theme: None

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 3 (Members can submit 2 for free)
Prize
: First: $350, Second: $150, Third: $75, Highly Commended: Certificate

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

Closing Date:
31/07/2018
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: A Lifetime of Memories
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


Write Around The Murray Nano Competition
Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Open to: Entrants must reside within a 150k radius of Albury
Theme: Must include the word 'life' 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: $25 book voucher

Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Closing Date: 31/07/2018
Open to: Tasmanian students enrolled in Year 7 to 12
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Theme:
Any one 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:
Any three of a list of five 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 2018

SAETA Spring Poetry Festival

Closing Date: 03/08/2018
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
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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
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 07/08/2018
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: £250, Second: £100, Third: £50, Highly Commended x 3: £30, Commended x 3: £15, 3 x Special Mentions

 

NEW LISTING
Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis for Prose Competition
Closing Date: 10/08/2018
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

Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition

Closing Date: 15/08/2018
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
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Accepts: Open - Marian Mayne Prize - Poetry
Size:  80 lines
Entry Fee:
$10 plus $3 in unused stamps
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $150, Third: $100
 
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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
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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


The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Closing Date: 18/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian

*
Accepts:
Open - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: The 'Betty Olle' Poetry Award & $500, Runner-Up: Certificate & $200, Highly Commended: Certificate
*

Accepts:
Junior (12 years and under - Australian Bush Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: The 'Betty Olle' Junior Poetry Award & $100, Runner-Up: Certificate & $50, Highly Commended: Certificate

Lane Cove Literary Awards
Closing Date: 22/08/2018
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:
Theatre Script Prize
Size: 10 pages/10 minutes
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500. LEN WALLIS AUDIO RESIDENT THEATRE SCRIPT PRIZE: $500
*

Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines and more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $1,500, LANE COVE LIBRARY 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: 23/08/2018
Theme: Specific reference to an Australasian Rural experience, "Reach for the Stars - Strive for Excellence"
*
Accepts: Open Writers Award - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
All
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prizes
: First: $1,000
*
Accepts: Snowy Hydro 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

Local Encouragement Award: $50 Dymocks Voucher

Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition

Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Category A: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $100 & Certificate, Second: $50 & Certificate
*

Accepts:
Category B: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $100 & Certificate, Second: $50 & Certificate

Boroondara Literary Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
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

Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition
NOTE: SUBMISSIONS IN HARD-COPY BRAILLE, A WORD DOCUMENT, SIMBRAILLE or a DUXBURY-readable file
Closing Date:
31/08/2018
Open to: Australian Residents who are legally blind, or have low or no vision
Theme: Imagine

*
Accepts:
Adult (Over 18) - Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: Not mentioned

*
Accepts:
Adult (Over 18) - Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Accepts:
Adult (Over 18) - Article/Opinion
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Accepts:
Senior Student (13 - 17 years) - Short Story/Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick/Blog
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Accepts:
Junior Student (112 years and under) - Short Story/Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick/Blog
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee:
$5
Prize
: Not mentioned

 

NEW LISTING
Dungala-Kaiela Writing
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a connection to the Goulburn Valley region
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Story/Yarn/Article/Play - Elder (65 years and over)
Size: Not mentioned
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
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 NSW Jean Stone Award
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian Residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee:
$10
Prize
: First: $500

FAW NSW Walter Stone Award for Life Writing

Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian Residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts:
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, Monograph or Bibliography
Size:
10,000 - 25,000 words
Entry Fee:
$25
Prize
: First: $1,500

FAW Tasmania Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $5

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

Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: Australian School Children
Theme: Open

*
Accepts:
Section 1 - Poetry - Yrs 10, 11 & 12
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $200
*

Accepts:
Section 2 - Poetry - Yrs 7, 8 & 9
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
*

Accepts:
Section 3 - Poetry - Yrs 5 & 6
Size: 40 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $175
*

Accepts:
Section 4 - Poetry - Yrs 4 and under
Size: 20 lines
Entry Fee: $3
Prize
: First: $50

Knightville Poetry Contest
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
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: 31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Fiction
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $US 20
Prize
: First: $US 1,500  & publication

NEW LISTING
NWF/Joanne Burns Micro-lit Award
Closing Date:
31/12/2018
Open to:
Australian citizens or residing in Australia, and over 18
Theme: Sound
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 200 words
Entry Fee: $15 for up to three
Prize
: $300

Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Squash
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


Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
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: $20 for Sisters in Crime Members, $25 for non-members
Prizes
:
Swinburne University Award
: $1,500 plus trophy,  
Simon & Schuster Award Second:
$1,000,
The Sun Bookshop Award Third:
$500,

Fleurieu Consult Award for Best Young Writer (for writers 18 or under): $500,
Melbourne Athenaeum Library ‘Body in the Library' Award: $1,000; runner up $500,
International Association of Foresic Linguists Award:
$1,000

Every Cloud Productions Award for Best Mystery with History Story:
$750,

Kerry Greenwood Award for Best Malice Domestic Story: $750,
Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award: Studio Residency at the Old Melbourne Gaol (Value $660),
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
SWWT Annual Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 31/08/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Life Changing
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,200 - 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $10 for up to two entries
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $50

SEPTEMBER 2018

NEW LISTING
Outstanding Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 01/09/2018
Open to: Writers based in Australia and New Zealand
Theme: "Next Big Thing" (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

NEW LISTING
Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 02/09/2018
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, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow., Second: Publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.


KSP Short Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 07/09/2018
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, plus one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Short Fiction - Youth (10 to 18 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

Heywire Competition
Note: Audio, Video and Photo story categories available
Closing Date: 16/09/2018
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).

The Horne Prize
Closing Date: 17/09/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Australian Life
Accepts:
Essay
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize
: First: $15,000
Note: Winner must be able to attend a prize-giving ceremony in Melbourne (Air and accomodation expenses may be met if necessary)


KSP Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 21/09/2018
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, one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Poetry - Youth (12 to 18 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: $10, 2 for $15, 3 for $20

Prize
:First:
$100

NEW LISTING
Pens Against Poverty
Closing Date: 24/09/2018
Open to: Students in the ACT and Southern NSW in grades 3-10 (needs a teacher to submit/endorse the entry)
Theme:
On the Edge

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

The Van Diemen History Prize
Closing Date: 24/09/2018
Open to: Austrlain citizens or Australian Permanent residents
Theme: Tasmanian History prior to 21st century

Accepts: History Paper
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: $500 and publication, Selection of best entries also published

Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers (NSW)
Closing Date:
28/09/2018
Open to: Indigenous Australian students (Kindergarten to Year 12) studying in NSW
Theme:
One of three themes: "What have I done", "Swimming", "The Long Walk"

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 work


Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Garden
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

 

NEW LISTING
Thunderbolt Prize
Closing Date: 30/09/2018
Open to: Australian Resident
Theme: Crime

*
Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
Prize
: First: $500
*

Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
Prize
: First: $500
*

Accepts:
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10, $5 for youth entries (Under 18)
Prize
: First: $500

OTHER PRIZES
THE NEW ENGLAND AWARD: $250
EMERGING AUTHORS AWARD (Over 18): $250
YOUTH AWARD: $150


Hammond House Competitions

UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/09/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Precious

*
INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PRIZE
Accepts: Short Story
Size:
2,000 - 5,000 words
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
Prize
: First:  £500, Second:  £100, Third:  £50
*
INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
Accepts:
Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
Prize
: First:  £250, Second:  £50, Third:  £25
*

SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
Accepts:
Screenplay

Size:
10 minutes
Entry Fee: £10, £5 for members, optional feedback: £10
Prize
: First:  £25 and professionally produced and submitted for entry to the BAFTA qualifying AESTHETICA film festival, Second & Third:  Film trailer produced
 

OCTOBER 2018


NEW LISTING
Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition
Closing Date:
01/10/2018

Open to:
All
Theme: None
Accepts: One-Act Play
Size: 30 - 45 minutes
Entry Fee: $40

Prizes
: $8,000 pool
divided between three best scripts

KSP Non Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 05/10/2018
Open to:
Australian residents and citizens
Theme: Desire to Escape

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

Prize
:First:
$300, plus one weeks' residency at KSP Writers' Centre & certificate, Second: $150 & certificate, Commended: Certificate
*
Accepts:
Non Fiction - Youth (10 to 18 years of age)
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:First:
$100 & certificate, Second: $50 & certificate, Commended: $10 & Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $2

Silver Quill Written Competition
Closing Date: 05/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Acc
epts: Open Serious
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Acc
epts: Open Humorous
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Acc
epts: Novice
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned
*
Acc
epts: Junior (5 - 12 years old)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

*
Acc
epts: Junior (13 - 17 years old)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Not mentioned

*
Acc
epts: Local (Avon Valley)
Size: No limit
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: Not mentioned

NEW LISTING
Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 15/10/2018

Open to: All
Theme:
Feeding Time

Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $15

Prize
:First:
$1,000 & publication in Mascara Literary Review,Highly Commended: $300

NEW LISTING
Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts:
Opening Chapter of a Novel with Synopsis
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee:
£10, (£25 for optional critique)
Prize
:First:
£500, Second: £200

NEW LISTING
Positive Words End-of-Year Short Story & Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $4, 4 for $14
Prize
: First: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $4, 4 for $14
Prize
: First: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words

Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Crane
Acc
epts: 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 2018


Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Hamper
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 2018


NEW LISTING
The Bath Children's Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 02/12/2018
Open to:
International writers yet to be traditionally published
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Unsigned novel written for middle grade or young adults
Size:
First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis
Entry Fee:
£25
Prizes:
First:
£2,500, Most promising Longlisted Novel: Edit Your Novel the Professional Way on-line course


Tom Collins Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
15/12/2018 (Opens Oct 1)
Open to: Residing in Australia
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $1,000 , Second: $300, Third: $100

 

NEW LISTING
Redgum Young Writers' Award
Closing Date: 17/12/2018
Open to: Aged 9-13 years enrolled as a student or home schooled. Must be an Australian citizen, hold permanent residency or resident for at least two years - co-authored/joint entries accepted
Theme: None
*
Accepts:
Children's Picture Book (no illustrations)
Size: 250 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 Redgum Book Club voucher, illustration and publication, Short-listed x 4: $150 Redgum Book Club voucher & Certificate
*
Accepts:
Children's Short Story (no illustrations)
Size: 850 - 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: First: $250 Redgum Book Club voucher, illustration and publication, Short-listed x 4: $150 Redgum Book Club voucher & Certificate

Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2018
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Card
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