External Competitions

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Short Stories

 

Boroondara Literary Awards
This open short story award is available to all Australian residents.
Opens: Monday 7 May
Closes: Friday 31 August 2018
Word limit: 1500-3000 words
Prize: First: $1500 Second: $1000 Third: $500

Furious Fiction
Presented by the Australian Writers’ Centre (us!), this is a fun, fast and FREE short story challenge to flex your creative writing muscles each month. Everyone 17 years and over, anywhere in the world is invited to take part – for a seriously awesome cash prize.
Opens: 5pm (Sydney/Melbourne time) on the first Friday of the month
Closes: 55 hours later (midnight, Sunday)
Word limit: 500 words
Prize: AUD$500 cash to the winning story every single month
Join the Furious Fiction Fan Club to be notified as soon as the next challenge goes live.

 

Australian Writers Ressource

Australian Writers Resource Homepage 

 

Boroondara Literary Awards
This open short story award is available to all Australian residents.
Opens: Monday 7 May
Closes: Friday 31 August 2018
Word limit: 1500-3000 words
Prize: First: $1500 Second: $1000 Third: $500

Stories

The Australian Inaugural So Bad It’s Good Writing Competition

Nambucca Valley Writers Group invites entries in its So-Bad-It’s-Good Writing Competition.

$500 first prize, $250 second, $100 third, plus e-book publication for fifty or so of the best of the bad.

Rules and examples of the genre can be viewed at www.nambuccawriters.info

If you are champing at the bit to write a narrative with more clichés than you can poke a stick at and if you can create similes that are so excruciatingly erroneous they’ll make everyone LOL this competition is for you!

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Poetry

Entries for the 2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are closing soon!

As part of the creative writing community, we would truly appreciate your help spreading the word about this prize to your members, friends, family and other networks.

There is still a chance to win $2500 in the 2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO. We want to see the inspiration, passion and creativity of Australian poets.

Entries close on Friday 1 June 2018.

For further information, please visit usq.edu.au/bruce-dawe-prize or email us at brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au.

 

EASTWOOD/HILLS FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS

BOREE LOG AWARD FOR BUSH VERSE 2018

 

Closing Date:  15th May, 2018 (entries post marked on or before this date).

 

First Prize: $100 plus a trophy and certificate.

Entrants are eligible for one award only.

Ballads to be in perfect rhyme and metre with max 80 lines and an Australian bush theme.

 

Entry Fee: $7 per entry – Maximum 4 entries per entrant.

Cheques or money orders in AUS$ payable to: Eastwood/Hills FAW.

Fees can also be sent electronically this year.

 

Enquiries: Marilyn Humbert   mah53@tpg.com.au  or phone 02 9456 1307

Each entry must be accompanied by a separate signed entry form

Conditions of entry and entry forms can be found on the Eastwood-Hills FAW

website: https://hillsfaw.wordpress.com/

 

Competition Convener

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition


The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Don’t want to miss out on entering in 2018?

Sign up now and express your interest to be notified about the competition to be in with a chance to win $2500.

As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our Australian culture. None believed this more so than Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary poets. Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Dawe to celebrate Australian poetry.

Thank you to everyone for entering in 2017, and a special congratulations to Tim Collins who is the 2017 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize winner for his entry ‘Stage Whispers’.

Want to know more?

For more information, please contact brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au.


Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia under the auspices of The W B Yeats Society of Victoria Inc.

Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia under the auspices of The W B Yeats Society of Victoria Inc.

Now accepting entries for the

 2017 Yeats Prize.

Closing date March 31 2018

 

First Prize AU $500. 00

Award Certificate

Second Prize AU $75. 00

Third Prize $75. 00

Award Certificates

Commendation Certificates 

RULES

NOT previously published

My central area of interest in poetry in English, especially contemporary and modern poetry. Other areas of expertise include nineteenth-, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Australian literature; twentieth-century and contemporary Canadian literature. – See more at: http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/framework/browse.php?srperid=126#sthash.0rp8dO1W.dpuf

# 50 line maximum limit

 # NO  identification of author anywhere on the poem

Open style

# Where entries are submitted by snail mail:

Typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.

# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.

Mail to: Yeats Poetry Prize

6 Samuel Close

Berwick VIC 380


 

 

 

Please note: TWI neither recommends or verifies any competitions listed below

Playwriting

CQU CREATES

ABOUT CQU CREATES

CQUniversity Australia is pleased to sponsor CQU Creates 2018, an annual visual arts prize now in its fifth year.

The competition is open to current and past students and staff of CQUniversity and its antecedent institutions, including the CQ TAFE.

The CQU Creates annual art exhibition was first held in 2014 and allows CQUniversity to connect with past and present students and staff and promote their unique artistic talents.

CQU Creates is a touring exhibition that visits and celebrates the regions within the University’s Central Queensland footprint.

CQUniversity students and staff (past and present) are invited to submit their entries for the annual exhibition from 1 – 2 June 2018.

Download the entry form.

THEMES

Address a theme of relevance to you and your locality or community.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

  • CQU CREATES 2018 ART AWARD – $1000 cash, non-acquisitive award
  • CQU CREATES 2018 INDIGENOUS ART AWARD – $1500 cash, non-acquisitive award
  • CQU CREATES 2018 STUDENT AWARD – $500 cash, non-acquisitive award (for a current student)
  • CQU CREATES 2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – $500 cash, non-acquisitive award (voting only by visitors to the exhibition)

 

Page International Screenplay Awards

 

Page International Screenplay Awards.

 

 


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