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The Hal Porter Short Story Competition 2020

Date: Fri December 18 2020 12:00 am to Fri December 18 2020 11:59 pm

Submission Guidelines & Conditions of Entry
1. This competition began 26 years ago. Australian writers are invited to enter a short story, written in any style for the first prize of $1000. Manuscripts must be original works, in English, and must not have been previously accepted for publication, which includes websites. Any style of story is acceptable. No entry form is necessary. Shortlisted writers will receive UQP publications. Stories will not be returned.
2. Entries must be typed and on one side of A4 sized paper. They must not exceed 2,500 words and only the title of the story, not the author’s name, is to appear on the manuscript. In order to ensure anonymity, your name, address and the title of the story should be on a separate page, accompanying the entry. Entry is on the basis that the short story is your own original work. Each entry costs $10 and you can enter as many times as you like. Entries must be received by 18 December 2020
3. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The judges are responsible to the East Gippsland Art Gallery, the auspicing body. The winner and shortlisted writers will be notified. If you wish to receive notification of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry or check the gallery website in late January/early February, 2021. (www.eastgippslandartgallery.org.au)
4. Each entry must be accompanied by an AUD$10 administration fee which will be used to pay for judging and assist with advertising and postage costs. You can pay entry fee online on the Hal Porter SSC page of East Gippsland Art Gallery website: https://www.eastgippslandartgallery.org.au/halporter2020
Make cheques out to East Gippsland Art Gallery, or pay by bank transfer direct to East Gippsland Art Gallery, BSB: 633 000, Account number: 113 274 757, with your name as Reference. Advise us of method of payment on your details page.
5. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize should the quality of entries be deemed not high enough.
6. The winning entry will be published on the East Gippsland Art Gallery website.
Email entries to hpcomp@eastgippslandartgallery.org.au or you can post entries. Post entries and entry fees to Hal Porter Short Story Competition, East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale, Vic, 3875. Entries postmarked on or prior to 18 December 2020 will be accepted. For all queries, contact Peter Millard: 0427526731 or or by email to pjsmillard@live.com


For more information and to enter, visit the East Gippsland Art Gallery website.

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