Conditions : 2020 Hilarie Lindsay Poetry Competition

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12  (max lines 60)  Prize $125
SECTION 2: Years 7, 8 & 9  (max lines 40)  Prize $90
SECTION 3: Years 5 & 6  (max lines 40)  Prize $65
SECTION 4: Year 4 & under  (max lines 20)  Prize $50

Entrant’s name must appear on the entry form ONLY. The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)

The student’s name should NOT appear on the entry poem. Entries should be made via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM which must contain the Direct Deposit receipt number for payment of the $3 entry fee, and have the entry document attached in word format. 

The details for Direct Deposit to our NAB account are: 
BSB: 082 574  Account Number: 177 603 608 
Account Name: Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Please use the competitor’s name, and the competition as the payment details (eg. J Doe Hilarie Lindsay). 

Should an online submission not be available, students may request an entry form from <>. Email submissions must contain the entry, the entry form, and the Direct Deposit receipt number. Posted entries will be accepted, and should be mailed to the address on the entry form, and be accompanied by a cheque or postal order made out to The Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW. 

Entries must be student’s own work, unpublished and not having won any competition at time of entry. Normal Competition Conditions apply.

Closing date for the competition is Monday 31st August 2020

Prizes will be presented at the FAW NSW Annual Award Luncheon at a date to be advised.
UPDATE: Announcement of the winners and presentation of prizes normally occurs at the annual FAW Awards Lunch in November (except for Section 4), however that event has been CANCELLED for this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. This year, prize monies for the four winners will be sent to their school for presentation to the student by their teacher or principal, along with a certificate.

Results will be published in Writers Voice and on the FAW NSW website. Please note that hand-written entries will not be accepted.

For any further information please contact the competition convenor, Cate Plink: 

The Convenor
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Competition
8/15–21 Gosford Avenue
The Entrance NSW 2261
Or email <>
Phone 0458 375 256