About the Prize
Aesop and The Saturday Paper have been cultural partners since 2014, promoting the written word through an annual calendar of events. Together, they nurture writers of long-form nonfiction through The Horne Prize, an essay award valued at $15,000.
This year’s prize will be presented in early December for an essay of up to 3000 words addressing some part of the theme ‘Australian life’ – shining light on a particular aspect of who we are, from a contemporary perspective.
The prize is named for the late Donald Horne AO, in honour of his exceptional contribution to Australian letters. A shortlist will be announced on December 7; the winner will be announced on December 12 and the winning essay published in The Saturday Paper on December 19, 2020.
All writers are invited to enter. Taking cues from Donald Horne’s rigorous exploration of Australian culture, essays should be founded on reportage, and bring light to a person or issue that helps us to understand who we are now.
Entries for The Horne Prize open on September 18, closing at midnight on Monday, November 9, 2020.
The winner will be announced in early December. The winning essay will be published in The Saturday Paper on December 19.
In order for your entry to be accepted, it is essential that you read the relevant Guidelines and the Terms & Conditions thoroughly before submitting your essay.
To enter, visit: https://www.thehorneprize.com.au/enter
For more information, visit: https://www.thehorneprize.com.au