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Moreland City Libraries Short Story Competition

Date: Mon May 18 2020 12:00 am to Fri July 3 2020 11:59 pm

Write or recite a story in either 500 words or 5 minutes in length or less, in response to ‘Marngrook Football’. There are great prizes to be won!

‘Marngrook Football’ is an artwork by Aunty Marlene Gilson that is from the Moreland Art Collection. The work depicts Indigenous football being played adjacent to an Australian rules game.

            Image of Marngrook Football 2015        

Marlene Gilson. Marngrook Football, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 100 cm. Collection of Moreland City Council. Image courtesy of the artist.


About Marngrook Football

Behind The News video: Marngrook footy

The Koorie Heritage Trust Collections and History: Marngrook (possum skin football)

ABC news article – Historian reveals Marngrook influence on AFL 

Meanjin Quarterly essays – Marngrook, Tom WIlls and the continuing denial of Indigenous history 

Competition entry form and submission details

Competition opens Monday 18 May 2020

Competition closes Friday 3 July 2020

Winners announced online Friday 28 August 2020


For entry forms, please visit https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/libraries/library-events-and-activities/story-writing-competition/



Up to 8 years old   Winner – Sphero BOLT robot                                       
Achievement award – $50 book voucher        

9 to 12 years old    Winner – Sphero BOLT robot                                   
Achievement award: $50 book voucher

13 to 17 years old  Winner – $200 JB Hi-Fi voucher                   
Achievement award – $50 book voucher        

Adult   Winner – 1 year mebership to Writers’ Victoria + $100 book voucher 
Achievement award – $100 book voucher                                                                                  
Book vouchers are redeemable at most Australian book stores.  

For more information email libraryevents@moreland.vic.gov.au



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