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, up to maximum 4,000 words.
2. Entrants must be permanent residents of Australia.
3. Submitted entries must not have previously been published, nor be under consideration for publication. Entries may have been entered in other competitions but not won a monetary prize. Receipt of entry will not be acknowledged.
4. Multiple entries are permitted, a separate Entry Form must be submitted with each entry.
5. Entries are to be submitted via the online form available on the FAW website at 
6. Entry Fee is $20.00 per entry. Payment of the Entry Fee is to be made online from within the Entry Form.
7. Entries must be in Word format or they will be disqualified.*
8. For those unable to use the online form or the credit card payment system, a copy of the Entry Form can be forwarded upon request by email to
9. The closing date is 6pm Thursday 31st October 2024.
10. The author’s identity must appear on the Entry Form ONLY. The author’s name must NOT appear on the manuscript.
11. Only page number and title of the entry is to appear on the manuscript.
12. The author retains copyright to all work submitted, although prize-winning entries must be available for publication in the Fellowship’s bulletin Writers Voice and on the FAW NSW website.
13. Entries must be original, creative and inspiring works which present to the audience an engaging work of literary excellence.
14. The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. There will be no individual appraisals.

PRIZE: $1,000

For any further information please contact the Competition Convenor
Email: . Phone 0492 833 522. 

* For assistance converting to Word from another format, please contact

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