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Last updated 03/03/2019
 


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

Audio Arcadia's General Fiction Short Story Competition
Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Grieve Writing Project
Imagination Creation Western Union Writing Competition
Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Award
Poetry d'Amour
Positive Words Mini Competition - March
Positive Words Mini Competition - April
Positive Words Mini Competition - May
Positive Words Mini Competition - June
Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition
Randolph Stowe Young Writers Award
Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"
Seniors Card Short Story Competition
Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition
Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Writing Competition
South Perth Young Writers Award
Stringybark Times Past Award
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award
The Best of Times Short Story Competition
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
The Nandewar Poetry Competition
What Matters Tasmania
ZineWest 2019


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

The Writing Quarter Competition
Closing Date: Last day of the month
Open to: Aged 18 or over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil

Prize
:$30 via Paypal

 

CLOSED FEBRUARY 2019

The Nature Conservancy Nature Writing Prize
The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award
Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers
Newcastle Short Story Award

Text Prize
Victorian Bush Poetry Championships - Written
Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
Michael Terence Publishing Short Story Competition

KSP Commemoration Anthology Competition
E J Brady Short Story Competition
Flash 500 Short Story Competition
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Story Competition


 

MARCH 2019


Mulga Bill Writing Award
Closing Date:
04/03/2019
Open to: All
*
Theme: We are one
Accept
s: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $500, Second: $150
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Theme: Myths and Legends
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 25 lines
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $50

The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize
Closing Date:
11/03/2019
Open to: 18 years and over and who live in the state of Victoria
Theme: Biograpical
Accepts: Short Story

Size: 1,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $500
 
The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
11/03/2019
Open to: 18 years and over and who live in the state of Victoria
Theme: None
Accepts: Poetry

Size: 30 lines
Entry Fee: $15
Prize
: First: $500

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush
Closing Date: 15/03/2019
Open to: Adult sections: 17 and over, Children's sections: must be attending school
Theme: Aussie Mates
*
Accepts:
Section 1. Adult  Bush poetry with a humorous theme
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $400
*
Accepts:
Section 2. Adult  Bush poetry celebrating "Aussie Mates"
Size:
Not mentioned
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes
: First: $400
*
SECTIONS 3 - 5 : Adult's Performance categories
*
Accepts:
Section 6. Infants

Size: 4 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
*
Accepts:
Section 7. Primary: 9 years and under

Size: 10 - 20 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25

*
Accepts:
Section 8. Primary: 10 years and over

Size: 12 - 30 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
*
Accepts:
Section 9. Secondary

Size: 12 - 40 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $50, Encouragement Prize: $25
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SECTIONS 10 - 12: Children's Performance Categories



Peter Carey Short Story Award
Closing Date: 21/03/2019
Open to: Australian residents 18 years and over
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story

Size: 2,000 - 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: First: $1,000, Runner-up: $500, Best Local Entry: $250


The Young Adas
Closing Date:
25/03/2019
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


The Sheila Malady Short Story Competition
Closing Date: 25/03/2019
Open to: All
Theme: "Shakesfeare"
Accepts: Short Story

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prize
: First: $300, 2 tickets to the Community Play performance & a handcrafted timber 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

GRIFFITH REVIEW 66: The Novella Project VII Competition

Closing Date:
29/03/2019
Open to:
Australian and New Zealand authors
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Novella - fiction or non-fiction
Size:
15,000 - 25,000 words
Entry Fee:
$60, Griffith REVIEW subscribers = $30
Prizes:
Pool of $25,000

Henry Lawson Festival
Closing Date: 29/03/2019
Open to: All
*
Theme:
Australian
A
ccepts: Section 1: Class 1: Traditional Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $450, Second: $200
*
Theme:
Australian
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 2: Humorous Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
Prize
: First: $250, Second: $100
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 3: Free Verse
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: $20
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
Prize: First: $150, Second: $50
*
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Section 1: Class 5: Verse by Primary School Student
Size: 48 lines
Entry Fee: Nil
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: $20
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
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
Prize: First: $50 & Medallion, Second: $25 & Medallion, Highly Commended: Medallion
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SECTION 2 OVERALL WINNER: Harold Goodwin Memorial Statuette


NEW LISTING
Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

Closing Date: 29/03/2019
Open to: Residents of Australia

Theme:
None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 600 words
Entry Fee: $10, $20 for 3, $30 for 5, Youth entries: $5
Prizes
: First: $200, Second: $100, Third: $50, Novice Writer Award: $50, Judges Encouragement Award for Youth (12-18 yrs): $50, Highly Commended x 4: Certificate, Commended x 4: Certificate

British Theatre Challenge
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 30/03/2019
Open to: All
Theme: None
Accepts: Play

Size:
One Act, running time 10 - 30 minutes, more than one actor
Entry Fee: £16
Prize
: First: 5 plays selected: Given a full performance at  a London theatre - developed by professional directors - performed by professional actors - given written assessments by theatre professionals - considered for publication - 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


Limnisa Short Story Competition

GREEK COMPETITION

Closing Date: 30/03/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Inspired by the picture on the website: You're NEXT
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil but must share on social media, (£35 for a professional evaluation)
Prizes
: First: One week Writers' Retreat or Workshop in 2019 or 2020 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).

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - March
Closing Date:
31/03/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Siren
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

The Henshaw Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/03/2019
Open to: All over 16
Theme: None
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: £6, Optional Feedback: £12
Prizes
: First: £200 & publication in Anthology, Second: £75, Third: £25

 
The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
IRISH COMPETITION
Closing Date:
31/03/2019
Open to: Over 16
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:
31/03/2019
Open to: Australian residents
Theme: Open
Accepts: Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10 for first entry ($4 each entry thereafter)
Prizes
: First: $500, 2 x Second: $75, Commendation: Certificate

 

APRIL 2019


Tethered By Letters Spring Literary Competition
US COMPETITION
Closing Date: 05/04/2019
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

CYA - Aspiring (Unpublished) Competition
Closing Date: 07/04/2019
Open to: Check website
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Picture book - text only for pre-school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $20.50
Prizes: First: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
*

Accepts: Picture book - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $21.50
Prizes: First: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
*
Accepts: Picture book - Non-Fiction - text only for primary school children
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: $21.50
Prizes: First: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one 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: $21.50
Prizes: First: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
*
Accepts: Fiction for Young Adults
Size: First 5,000 words with synopsis
Entry Fee: $21.50
Prizes: First: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one 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: $21.50
Prizes: 15-minute editor critique valued at $250, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher
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Illustration section using extracts provided on website


CYA - Hatchlings
Closing Date: 07/04/2019
Open 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: $14
Prizes
: First: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, 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: $14
Prizes
:
First: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, 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: $14
Prizes
:
First: $100, Second: $60, Third: $40, Submission of short listed entries to at least one children's publisher

Laura Literary Awards
Closing Date:
12/04/2019
Theme: None
*
THE FLINDERS NEWS PROSE AWARDS
*

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: 800 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
*

THE CJ DENNIS POETRY AWARDS

*
SECTION 5 - OPEN

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 60 lines
Entry Fee: $10
Prize
: $200
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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
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SECTION 9 - JUNIOR PRIMARY

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

The Monologue Adventure: Voices of Women
Closing Date: 14/04/2019
O
pen to: Adult living women writers residing in Australia
Theme: Stormy Seas, Safe Harbour
Accepts: Monologue written in the first person for a woman
Size: 750 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: 12 - 15 monologues: $100, performed and filmed


ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 15/04/2019
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:
$5,000, Second: $3,000, Third: $2,000, Commended x 3: Share of $2,500 pool

The Fogarty Literary Award
Closing Date: 22/04/2019
Open to:
Western Australian authors aged between 18 and 35
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Adult Fiction, Narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction
Size:
50,000 - 120,000 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First: $20,000 and publishing contract with Freemantle Press

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Short Story & Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
23/04/2019
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
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Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 32 lines
Entry Fee: $4, 4 for $14
Prize
: First: $100, Second: Twelve Six months subscription to Positive Words

NEW LISTING
Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Closing Date: 26/04/2019
Open to:
All
Theme:
Australian content
*
Accepts:
1. Short Story
Size:
3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$2,000
*

Accepts:
2. Contemporary Poetry
Size:
200 lines
Entry Fee:
$15
Prizes:
First:
$2,000
*

Accepts:
3. ABC Central West Radio Children's Writing Awards (16 years and under)
Size:
Short Story: 1,000 words, Poetry: 30 lines
Entry Fee:
$5
Prizes:
First:
$200, Second: $100, Third: $100

NEW LISTING
ZineWest 2019
Closing Date: 27/05/2019
Open to:
New writers who work, live or study in Western Sydney OR attend a Western Sydney cultural group, aged 16 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Word-based works that can be printed
Size:
Poetry: 60 lines including line breaks, Prose:800 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes:
First:
$400, Second & Third: Giramondo Books, ZW WORD: $100, Best Poem, Best Prose


Bronze Swagman Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2019
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


National Henry Lawson Society Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Our (Australian) Heritage
*
Accepts:
Category A: Traditional Rhyming Verse
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First: $600, Second: $300, Third: $150
*
Accepts:
Category B: Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First:  $600, Second: $300, Third: $150
*
Accepts:
Category C: Free Verse
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $10, (Members: $10 covers first 2 entries and $10 thereafter)
Prize
: First:  $600, Second: $300, Third: $150

Poetica Christi Press Annual Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 30/04/2019
Open to: Australian residents aged 16 years and over
Theme: Love's Footprint
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 50 lines
Entry Fee: $7, 3 for $20
Prize
: First: $300, Second: $100

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - April
Closing Date:
30/04/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Sleep
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
The Best of Times Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
30/04/2019
Open to:
All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $300 - $500 (depending on number of entries). Second: $100, Third place: Certificate

The Valerie Parv Award
Closing Date: 30/04/2019
Open to:
Aspiring or Emerging writers - check website for full definition
Theme:
Romance/Romantic elements
Accepts:
Novels
Size:
10,000 plus 1,000 word synopsis

Entry Fee:
$110, $44 for RWA members
Prizes: First:
  1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv


The Wombat Award

Closing Date: 30/04/2019
Open to: Children 12 years and under
Theme: Our Heritage

Accepts: Poetry
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First: $100 + $100 of books for their school library, Second: $75 + $75 of books for their school library, Third: $50 + $50 of books for their school library

MAY 2019


Bristol Short Story Prize
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
01/05/2019
Open to: Over 16
Theme: Open
Accepts: Short Story
Size: 4,000 words
Entry Fee: £9
Prizes
: First: £1000, Second: £500, Third: £250, Shortlisted x 17: £100


Questions Writing Prize

Closing Date: 01/05/2019
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

NEW LISTING
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Closing Date: 01/05/2019
Open to: All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Fiction
Size: 300 to 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: $500 for each author published

NEW LISTING
South Perth Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 04/05/2019
Open to: School aged children residing or attending school in the City of South Perth

Theme:
None
*
Accepts:
A. Year 1 - 2 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
B. Lower Primary: Year 3 - 4 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
C. Upper Primary: Year 5 - 6 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
D. Lower Secondary: Year 7 - 9 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*

Accepts:
F. Upper Secondary: Year 10 - 12 - Prose
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: Prizes may be awarded for first and second in category. Possible certificates for Highly commended
*
Most outstanding entry awarded the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion

What Matters? NSW/ACT
Closing Date: 10/05/2019
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 workshop & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200 &full-day creative writing workshop
*

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 & full-day creative writing workshop
*

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
*

Accepts:
Year 11 & 12: Opinion piece
Size:
400 - 600 words
Entry Fee:
Nil
Prizes: First:
$350, 1 year membership to WritingNSW and opportunity to participate in a one-day writing workshop & participation in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up: $200

 

OVERALL WINNER (across NSW/ACT and Tasmania): Ipad. trophy, invited to spend a day at the Museum of Australian Democracy

NEW LISTING
What Matters Tasmania
Closing Date: 10/05/2019
Open to: Students in Tasmania in years 5 to 12
Theme:
Focus on a matter or issue of significance, expressed with passionate conviction

*
Accepts:
Opinion piece
Size: 400 - 600 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Per prior year: Awarded in 4 categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 & 11/12
First: $250 & invitation to participate in a Young Writers Forum, Runner-up; $200
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OVERALL WINNER (across NSW/ACT and Tasmania): Ipad. invited to spend a day at the Museum of Australian Democracy

NEW LISTING
Grieve Writing Project

Closing Date: 15/05/2019
Open to:
Australian citizens or permanent residents and over 18
Theme: Grief
Accepts:
Prose or poetry
Size: Prose: 500 words, Poetry: 36 lines
Entry Fee:
$16.50

Prizes:

$2,000 - The National Association of Loss and Grief

$1,000 -  The Pettigrew Family
$1,000 - The National Association of Loss and Grief

$500 Lifeline

$500 PalliativeCare Australia

$250 All About Grief - a work about grief or loss after the death of a child

$250 - Lake Macquarie Memorial Park

$250 - Newcastle Memorial Park

$250 Good Grief
$200 - Simplicity Funerals 

$200 - White Lady Funerals

$200 - David Lloyd Funerals

$200 - The Norman Beard Award - a story about the unending love between two people
$200 - In memory of Nathan Charles Richter

$200 - In memory of Michael Burdett

$200 - Calvary Mater Newcastle

$100 - Mindframe

$100 - National Centre for Childhood Grief

$100 - Auspsych Australia

$100 - Hope Bereavement Care

$100 - Hunter New England Health Mental Health Services Award

$100 - Blue Knot Foundation

$100 - Maclean's Booksellers - HWC members

$100 - Hunter Writers Centre

$100 - Hunter Writers Centre - People's choice

NEW LISTING
Seniors Card Short Story Competition
Closing Date:
22/05/2019
Open to: New South Wales Seniors Card holders
Theme: Love Your Life
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize
: Publication in anthology


SAETA Young Writers Award
Closing Date: 24/05/2019
*
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
.


Future Leaders Writing Prize
Closing Date: 31/05/2019
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

NEW LISTING
Imagination Creation Western Union Young Writers
Closing Date:
31/05/2019
Open to: 18 years and under
Theme:
None
*
Accepts: Poetry - 10 years and under
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $100, Second: $50

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 10 years and under
Size: 1,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $100, Second: $50

*
Accepts: Poetry - 11 - 14 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $120, Second: $60

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 11 - 14 years
Size: 2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $120, Second: $60
*
Accepts: Poetry - 15 - 18 years
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $150, Second: $70

*
Accepts: Story/Prose - 15 - 18 years
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize:
First: $150, Second: $70
*
OTHER AWARDS
Sherryl Clark Award: $100
Wyhham Local Award: $50 x 4


NEW LISTING
Poetry d'Amour
Closing Date: 31/05/2019
Open to:
All
Theme:
Love
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
40 lines
Entry Fee:
$10, $20 for 2, $25 for 3, $30 for 4
Prizes:
First:
$500 plus opportunity to perform, Runner-Up: $200 plus opportunity to perform, Highly Commended x 2: Certificate, Commended x 2: Certificate, Youth Incentive (Under 21): $100 and opportunity to perform


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - May
Closing Date:
31/05/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Dream
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
Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition
UK COMPETITION
  31/05/2019 : Early Deadline
  31/07/2019 : Regular Deadline
  31/08/2019 : Late Deadline
Open to: All where each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $US 30,000 in writing fees.
Theme: None

*
Accepts:
Feature script
Size: Close to standard 80-120 pages as possible
Entry Fee: Early Deadline: $US 45, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 60
Prize
:
First:
$US 3,000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts,
1 year Free Subscription to WriterDuet Pro, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association. 2 Free passes to the 2020 Moscow International Film Festival

Second: $US 1000, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Third:
$US 500,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Fourth:
$US 250,
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
Fifth:
Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
*
Accepts: TV Pilot - First episode
Size:
 1 Hour: 4 - 70 pages

  1/2 Hour: 15 - 30 pages
Entry Fee:
 1 Hour: Early Deadline: $45, Regular Deadline: $US 50, Late Deadline: $US 60
 1/2 Hour: Early Deadline: $40, Regular Deadline: $US 45, Late Deadline: $US 55
Prize
:  
1 Hour: First:
$US 1,500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers, Script development with Shore Scripts,1 year Free Subscription to WriterDuet Pro, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association, 1 Hour: Second: $US 500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Final Draft 10 Software,Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association, 2 Free passes to the 2020 Moscow International Film Festival 1 Hour: Third: $US 250, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Script development with Shore Scripts, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
1/2 Hour: First: $US 1,500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association, 2 Free passes to the 2020 Moscow International Film Festival 1/2 Hour: Second: $US 500, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Final Draft 10 Software,Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association, 1/2 Hour: Third: $US 250, Script read by judges & Industry Roster, Final Draft 10 Software, Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing, Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association
*
Accepts: Short Film Fund
Size: Within 2 - 30 pages
Entry Fee: Regular Deadline: $US 40, Late Deadline: $US 50
Prize
: First: $10,000 - $US 15,000 producton budget, Free camera rental from Arri Rental and production support from Shore

NEW LISTING
The Australian / Vogel's Literary Award
Closing Date:
31/05/2019
Open to: Australian residents aged under 35 years on 31 May 2019
Theme: None
Accepts:
Unpublished manuscript: Fiction, Australian History or biography
Size: 30,000 - 100,000 words
Entry Fee: $25
Prize
: An advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000

JUNE 2019

The Bath Novel Award
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 02/06/2019
Open to:
International writers yet to be traditionally published, 16 years or over
Theme:
None
Accepts:
Unsigned novel written for adults or young adults
Size:
First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis (Full novel must be at least 50,000 words)
Entry Fee:
£25
Prizes:
First:
£2,500, Most promising Longlisted novel: Online professional editing course worth £1,800, Short listed: manuscript feedback & literary agent introductions


NEW LISTING
Stringybark Times Past Award
Closing Date: 16/06/2019
Theme: Historical Fiction with a link to Australia

Open to:
All
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 1,500 words (plus 100 words to explain the historical 'facts')
Entry Fee: $14, $26 for 2, $36 for 3
Prizes
:
First: $350 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award anthology) (Value $400), Second: $250 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award anthology) (Value $300), Third: $125 + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Times Past Award anthology) (Value $175), Highly commended: publication + e-book


NEW LISTING
Audio Arcadia's General Fiction Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date:
30/06/2019
Open to:
Aged 18 plus
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: $USD 8.50
Prize: Percentage of royalties

NEW LISTING
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Closing Date: 30/06/2019
Open to:
School Students enrolled in Australian education facilities

Theme: Optional theme: Is There Anybody There?

*
Accepts:
Lower Primary (Years K - 3) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $300, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $150 & prize pack
*

Accepts:
Upper Primary (Years 4 - 6. Year 7 in SA) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $400, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $200 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Assisted Learning Primary Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $400, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $200 & prize pack
*

Accepts:
Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 9) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Senior Secondary (Years 10 - 12) Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:  
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Assisted Learning Secondary Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack, Runner-up: $300 & prize pack

*
Accepts:
Multicultural NSW Award

Theme:
Cultural diversity within Australian community
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
Individual (where home-schooled or school not taking part): $15 online or $25 postal, School Entry up to 30 entries: $25 online or $35 postal, School Entry over 30 entries: $50 online or $60 postal

Prize: First: $500, trophy & prize pack
*
PRIMARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack
*
SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARD: $1,000, trophy & prize pack


NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - June
Closing Date:
30/06/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Fence
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
Scribes Writers - "Poetic Licence"

Closing Date: 30/06/2019
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

NEW LISTING
Society of Women Writers NSW Inc - National Writing Competition
Closing Date: 30/06/2019
Open to: Female writers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents aged over 18 years
Theme: Not mentioned

*
Accepts:
Short Story - Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$40 ($30 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Highly Commended: $250, Commended: $100
*

Accepts:
Short Story - Non Fiction
Size: 3,000 words
Entry Fee:
$40 ($30 for members)

Prize: First: $500, Highly Commended: $250, Commended: $100
*
Accepts:
Poetry
Size: 80 lines
Entry Fee:
$20 ($15 for 1, $40 for 3:  for members)

Prize: First: $300, Highly Commended: $200, Commended: $100

The Moth International Short Story Prize
IRISH COMPETITION

Closing Date: 30/06/2019
Open to: Over 18
Theme: None
Accepts:
Short Story
Size: 5,000 words
Entry Fee: €15
Prize: First: €3,000, Second: a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel), Third: €1,000.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Closing Date:
30/06/2019
Open to:
18 years and over
Theme:
Open
Accepts:
Poetry
Size:
50 lines and no more than 1,000 words
Entry Fee:
$20 per poem if submitted by 28/02/2019. $25 if submitted after that date. Tertiary (university) students - $15
Prizes:
First:
$15,000, Second: $5,000

JULY 2019

The Future Visions Award
Closing Date:
01/07/2019
Theme:
The Future

Open to: All
Accepts:
Short Fiction
Size: Unpublished within specified time frame: 3,500 - 7,000 words, Published: 10,000 words
Entry Fee:
$5
Prizes
: First: $500

 

Adelaide Plains Poets Inc Poetry Competition
Closing Date: 05/07/2019
Theme: Location

*
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

NEW LISTING
Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards
Closing Date: 05/07/2019
Open to: Students in years 3 - 12 studying in the Mid West Region
Theme: None
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Prose

Size:
1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Primary - Year 3 & 4 - Poetry

Size: No limit

Entry Fee:
Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Prose

Size:
1,200 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Primary - Year 5 & 6 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Lower Secondary - Year 7 & 8 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Prose

Size:
1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Middle Secondary - Year 9 & 10 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Prose

Size:
2,000 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet
*
Accepts: Upper Secondary - Year 11 & 12 - Poetry

Size:
No limit
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize  All finalists recieve a certificate, cash prizes for first three prize winners and their school recieves a copy of the Radolph Stow Young Writers Awards booklet


KSP Little Black Dress Spooky Story Competition

Closing Date: 19/07/2019
Open to: Adult: Western Australian residents, Youth: Australian resident
Theme:
Change
*
Accepts:
Youth (8 - 18) - Short Story
Size: 500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First (WA Resident): $100, certificate & goody bag, Second (WA Resident): $25, certificate & goody bag, Youth Interstate Award: $25 & certificate
*
Accepts:
Adult - Short Story
Size: 1,500 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prizes
: First (WA Resident): $100, certificate & goody bag, Second (WA Resident): $50, certificate & goody bag


Science Talent Search
Closing Date:
Postal: 19/07/2019, Electronic: 21/07/2019
Registration by 27/05/2019

Open to: Primary and Secondary students in Victoria
Theme: Destination Moon: more missions, more science  plus set topics as listed on website/handbook
Accepts:
See handbook

Size:
See handbook
Entry Fee: See handbook
Prize: See handbook

NEW LISTING
The Nandewar Poetry Competition
Closing Date:
30/07/2019
Open to:
All
Theme:
None
Accepts: Verse
Size: Not mentioned
Entry Fee: $5, $10 for 3
Prizes
: First: $150 & Trophy, Second: $100, Third: $50

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - July
Closing Date:
31/07/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Glove
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

 

To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition
UK COMPETITION
Closing Date: 31/07/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Humorous
Accepts:
Short Story

Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee:
    Early bird until 30th April 2019: £11, £18 for 2, £22 for 3
    Thereafter: £13, £21 for 2, £26 for 3
Prize: First: £1,000, your head on the cover of a book and the opportunity to star in the winner’s video, riding a Harley Davidson to Hull, Second: £500, Third: £250,  3 x Highly Commended: £100, 14 x Shortlisted: £50

AUGUST 2019

Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards
Closing Date: 22/08/2019
Theme: Specific reference to an Australasian Rural experience, "New Beginnings"
*
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, Indigo, Wodonga & Albury Shires
Size:
2,500 words
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes
: First: $500
*
Accepts: Local Photo Story Competition - Fiction or Non-fiction
Open to:
Local residents of Towong, Tumbarumba, Indigo, Wodonga & Albury Shires
Size:
100 words
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes
: Cash and vouchers

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - August
Closing Date:
31/08/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Inspiration
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

SEPTEMBER 2019

JJ and Lydia Eden Prize

Closing Date: 06/09/2019
Open to: South Australian Yea
r 10 students attending a Department for Education school (NoteL maximum of three entries per school)
Theme: "Does knowing the past make the present a happier and better place"
Accepts:
Persuasive text

Size:
800 words
Entry Fee: Nil
Prize: First: $1,250, Second: $750, Third: $500

KSP Short Fiction Competition
Closing Date: 27/09/2019
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: Certificate, Mundaring National Young Writers Encouragement Award for under 14s: $25

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - September
Closing Date:
30/09/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Flower

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


OCTOBER 2019

KSP Poetry Competition
Closing
Date: 11/10/2019
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: 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
Positive Words Mini Competition - October
Closing Date:
31/10/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Dance/Dancing

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 2019

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - November
Closing Date:
30/11/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Adventure

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 

DECEMBER 2019

NEW LISTING
Positive Words Mini Competition - December
Closing Date:
31/12/2019
Open to: All
Theme: Contains the word: Carol
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