The Buzz Words Short Story Prize
Closing Date: 31 October 2020
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/p/2020- prize.html
The Buzz Words Short Story Prize is an annual prize awarded to recognise excellence in short story writing for children. The story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years. There is a first prize of $1,000 and second $500. The next top three entries will be assessed and edited by the competition sponsor, Dianne Bates.
The two short-listing judges are author Bill Condon, winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Youth Literature and 6 three times winner of the CBCA Honour Book of the Year, and author Dianne Bates, recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services for children’s literature and founder of Buzz Words Magazine. The finalist judge for the competition is Susanne Gervay OAM an international children’s and young adult author, and Regional Advisor heading Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Australia East & New Zealand.
The word limit is 1,500 words. Entries open on 1 August 2020 and close on 31 October 2020. The fee is $10 per entry payable through