Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May, 2016 (entries post marked on or before this date).
Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers.
First Prize: $100 plus a trophy and certificate.
Ballads to be in perfect rhyme and metre, with max 80 lines and an Australian bush theme.
Entry Fee: $5 per entry – Maximum 4 entries per entrant.
Cheques or money orders in AUS$ payable to: Eastwood/Hills FAW.
Fees can also be sent electronically this year.
History: Father Patrick Hartigan (1872–1952) was ordained in 1903 and served in various positions, including twenty-seven years as parish priest at Narrandera. Writing under the pseudonym John O’Brien he published two volumes of poetry: Around the Boree Log in 1921, and, posthumously, The Church at St Mel’s. He is fondly remembered for poems such as ‘Said Hanrahan’ and ‘The Old Bush School’. He is buried in North Rocks near Parramatta.
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: http://hillsfaw.webs.com/