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FAW State & Branch sponsored and Third Party Literary Competitions.

Conditions: 2024 Ernestine Hill Memorial Award

Closing date: Thursday 31 October 2024.

Short story up to 4,000 words

(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund).

1. The Award is for Short Stories with an Australian Country theme,

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Ernestine Hill 2024 Short Story Entry Form

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Conditions: 2024 Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad

Poetry Competition

In appreciation of Rae Alison Cehan for her bequest in 2022.

Closing Date 31 October 2024.

(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund).

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The 2024 Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad Entry Form

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Results: The FAW NSW 2023 Ernestine Hill and Rae Cerhan Competitions

The Inaugural 2023 Ernestine Hill Memorial Short Story Competition:

Winner: Rachel Flynn, Fitzroy North, Victoria
Story Title: ‘Griffith’

The 2023 Rae Alison Cerhan Australiana Ballad:

Winner: Nola Vickery
Poem Title: ‘Under Opal Skies’.

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2024 Fiction Factory Short Story Competition (UK)  

Closing date: 31 July 2024

Maximum word count: 3000 
Top Prize £500 plus publication on the Fiction Factory website. 

Fees: £7 (£13 for 2, £18 for 3 stories) 
Optional Critique available! 

For information and submissions, visit: www.fiction-factory.biz/short-story-competition/

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2024 RD Walshe National Writing For The Environment Competition

Closing date 28 June 2024: 

What does the world look like from the perspective of a creek?  What do human behaviours look like through the eyes of cockatoos?

The Sutherland Shire Environment Centre’s 2024 RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Competition is now open.

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Entry Form Seniors Stories Vol 10 2024

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Thank you to all those people who submitted their story. Judging is now under way and you will be advised if successful or not. The best 100 stories will be published in a book titled ‘Seniors Stories Vol.

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Hush Foundation Kindness in Health Writing Prize

Closing date Sunday 31st March 2024

The Hush Foundation invites pieces of up to 1,000 words based on the theme: ‘kindness in healthcare.’
Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $650, with the second prize being $350.

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Fiction Factory Poetry Competition (UK)

Closing date 30 June, 2024

Max length: 40 lines.
Reduced fees for multiple entries.
Top Prize £100. 

The winner will also receive feedback on 5 poems plus a 1 hour-long mentorship zoom call with our judge, poet and author Helen Cox.

Results announced August,

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Scribes Writers ‘Poetic Licence’ Open Poetry Competition 2024

Closing date 30 June 2024

Style: Bush Verse
Theme: Open.  Line count 60 maximum (excluding title)
Prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $100
Highly Commended and Commended Certificates at the judge’s discretion. 

Entry fee: $10. Entry via email or post. Please note all postal entries must be postmarked on or before closing date (30 June 2024).

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Entry: Jean Stone 2024 Poetry Award

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6:00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

Please read the Conditions of Entry before submitting your entry:

Entry Fee $15.00 per entry.

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Conditions: Jean Stone Poetry Award 2024

Closing date 31 August 2024

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

(Failure to comply with the following conditions will result in disqualification without refund).

The Award is for a poem or group of poems up to 60 lines.

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Entry Form: Hilarie Lindsay 2024 Poetry Competition

For Australian School Students

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6:00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12(max lines 60)Prize $125SECTION 2: Years 7, 8 & 9(max lines 40)Prize $90SECTION 3: Years 5 & 6(max lines 40)Prize $65SECTION 4: Year 4 &

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Conditions: Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers 2024 Poetry Competition

For Australian School Students

Closing date 6.00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12(max lines 60)Prize $125SECTION 2: Years 7,

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The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Number 37 (Autumn 2024)

Closing Date 30 April 2024

Genre: Humorous short stories up to 2,500 words.

Prizes for first, second and third place.

Certificates for highly commended and commended stories.

Entry fee A$10 per story.

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