Current competitions

These are writing competitions that are open to Australian residents at the moment. They are not run by the NT Writers’ Centre, so please contact the individual organisation listed if you have any specific question about any competition.

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… read more

The Best of Times Short Story Competition Spring 2020

Closing Date: 31 October 2020
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.bestoftimes.com.au

Genre: Humorous short stories up to 2,500 words. read more

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