Current competitions

ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD 2018

Closing Date: 23 August 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.elynemitchell.com.au/

2018 Theme: REACH FOR THE STARS – STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE. Both fiction and non-fiction entries up to 2500 words. Prizes offered for: Fiction or Non-fiction Open Category, Local Upper Murray Writers Category, Non-fiction Bonus prize and Local Encouragement award. Please refer to our Web site for details and Facebook page for updates and links. Note that this is both the 10th anniverary for our awards and the 60th anniversary for the first publication of Elyne Mitchells’ – The Silver Brumby. read more

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Closing Date: 30 June 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.dorothea.com.au

Since 1984, the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards have encouraged students of all backgrounds to explore their poetic genius; just like our national treasure, Dorothea Mackellar. We’re after poetry submitted by school children aged K-12, with this year’s theme being, “I Have Promises to Keep.” We want more entries from Northern Territory’s budding young poets! The national competition starts 1st March 2018! For more terms and conditions, visit our website. read more

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Closing Date: 31 August 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa

Submissions are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018! Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging or established poets and writers to showcase their work to an international audience. The award has two categories for entry; Poetry and Short Fiction, and there are no limitations on themes or subject matters. Works previously published are also accepted and you may enter as many times as you wish. Creative Writing Award Prizes include: – £1,000 for each winner (Poetry and Short Fiction) – Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual –… read more

ACU Prize for Poetry

Closing Date: 20 July 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/our_university/catholic_identity/acu_poetry_prize

With a first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $5,000.00 and the third prize of $3,000.00 entries are open to any permanent resident of Australia or any international study currently studying at an Australian university, the ACU prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme ‘Empathy’ read more

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