This competition has an open theme and entrants may submit stories up to a maximum of 600 words. Entries must be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition within or outside Australia.
The ‘Novice Writer Award’; to be eligible for this category the writer must not have won any previous awards or recognition in any other competition. This is to encourage beginning and fledgling writers to enter, who may feel they have no chance against established writers entering the ‘Open’ category. This category was very successful last year and continues in 2018. The prize is $50.
The competition also caters for youth with the ‘Judges Encouragement Award for Youth’ for young writers aged from 12-17 years to encourage and support the upcoming writers of the future. The prize is $50.
The ‘Open’ category carries a $200 First Prize, with $100 for Second and $50 for Third Prize.
There are also four, Highly Commended and four Commended Certificates to be awarded in the competition.
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