Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition

Closing Date Friday 31 August 2018

The Lake Macquarie Branch of FAW (NSW) invites writers to enter its 2018 Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition.

This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience.

  • Category A: Poetry (free or traditional to 50 lines) – open theme.
  • Category B: Short Story (to 2,500 words) – open theme.

1st Prize: $100* + certificate; 2nd Prize: $50 + certificate; Commended entries receive a certificate.

Limit: Maximum two (2) stories and/or two (2) poems per entrant.

Entry fee: $10 for each entry in each category. Payments to be made by direct deposit as follows:
BSB 637 000 Account Number: 719873561 Name of account: Lake Macquarie Branch FAW. Please include your name in ‘Reference’ for identification.

To download the full Competition Conditions and Entry Form, please visit

Entries must be accompanied by the official Entry Form and sent by email attachment to with ‘Alice Sinclair Competition entry’ in the subject line of the email.

Please note that you may only submit entries via email in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Please note that if your entry fee remains unpaid or your entry does not meet entry conditions, it will be disqualified and the entry fee not refunded.

Winners will be announced at the Lake Macquarie FAW meeting, Saturday, 10 November 2018. Results will also be published in the FAW NSW publication Writers Voice.

*At the judges’ discretion, the first prize may be split between two entrants (i.e. certificate and $50 each).


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