2023 Hilarie Lindsay Short Story Competition for Australian School Students Conditions

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12 up to 2500 words Prize $150
SECTION 2: Years 7, 8 & 9 up to 2500 words Prize $125
SECTION 3: Years 5 & 6 up to 1500 words Prize $100
SECTION 4: Year 4 & under up to 1500 words Prize $50


Entrant’s name must appear on the entry form ONLY.

The entry fee is $5.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified).

The student’s name should NOT appear on the story. Entries should be made via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM which can be found at fawnsw.org.au.

Payments are now made via the submission form. Any queries regarding the payment should be directed to the Competition Convenor.

Submissions must have the entry document attached in Word format – any other form of document will be disqualified.

Should an online submission and payment not be available, students may request an entry form from 

Entries must be student’s own work, unpublished and not having won any competition at time of entry.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 31 August 2023.

Winners will be notified prior to 31 October 2023. Judge’s report and winners list will be available on our website in early November.

Prizes will be direct credited to the winners and the certificates sent to the schools for presentation.

For any further information please contact the competition convenor or phone 0492 833 522.

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