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Writing Competitions last updated July 16
Maintained regularly by Joseph Nguyen.
Here’s a list of a few competitions that have their deadlines within the next few months that you can look into doing for fulfilling the requirements.
If you’ve found a competition of interest and has not been listed, please comment below and it’ll be added to the list.
(Italicised means it is restricted to a certain age group, or contains other restrictions.)
Other links to note are:
The Aust. Writers Resource Competitions list: http://www.austwriters.com/AWRfiles/competitions.htm
The MHS Libguides Writing also has a list of competitions: http://libguides.mhs.vic.edu.au/writing
July 18: Bayside Writing Competition: Flash Fiction ($0 fee, Bayside Council residents only)
16-18 years category is Flash Fiction of 150 words or less. Any theme.
July 18: Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers 2014 ($0 fee)
Entrants are to submit a piece of ethical exploration that will engage a non-specialist audience.
Under 1500 words for people aged under 30 years.
July 21: Yarram Community Centre Inc Short Story/Poetry Competition ($3-5 fee, postal entries only)
1500-3000 word short story or 8-48 lines of poetry. Fees are $5 and $3 respectively and there is no theme set.
July 31: Mudgee Valley Writers 14th Biennial Competition ($5 fee, postal entries only) [Thanks, Jill for letting us know about this competition.]
2000 word maximum short story or 60 line maximum poetry. Two categories, novice and open, novice is for authors who have not won a monetary prize in a competition.
August 2: City of Monash WordFest 2014 Short Story Competition ($0 fee, for residents of City of Monash, or member of Monash Libraries)
Open category short story in prose. 12-14 years- 500 words max. short story. 14-17 years- 1000 words max. short story. Open category- 2000 words max. short story. Prizes include book vouchers to $500.
August 21: Boroondara Literary Awards ($0 fee, most categories limited to residents of Boroondara)
500-900 word prose or 200 lines of poetry for Yr 7-9, and 900-1300 word prose or 200 lines of poetry for Yrs 10-12. Open topics, as well as the main theme “Courage in Adversity” for each category. Prizes of up to $600.
August 31: City of Melbourne Young Writer’s Award 2014 ($0 fee, for writers between 10-25)
3500 word max short stories or 100 lines max of poetry, or 4-8 pages of a graphic novel or comic short story for various age group categories from 10-25. Any topic is permitted.