Seniors Card Short Story Competition 2021: T&Cs

Submissions close at noon, Monday 31st May 2021

The NSW Dept of Communities and Justice and FAW are again conducting a Short Story Competition. The Top 100 stories will be published in Seniors Stories Vol. 7 and launched in November 2021. Stories showing senior years are when age doesn’t matter and are worth sharing. Tap into your memories, ask family/friends for their anecdotes, or maybe you are witness to others wholove living every day to its fullest — and create a short story for others to enjoy.


  1. The competition is open to all New South Wales Seniors Card holders.
  2. Seniors Card Membership Number must be included on the entry form.
  3. Seniors Card Membership and competition entry are FREE
  4. The theme for this year is ‘What’s age got to do with it?’
  5. Story length max. 1,000 words (Poetry not accepted) [excess word count will be disqualified — however the title is exempt.]
  6. Multiple entries may be submitted but only one will be published. None will be accepted outside the stated competition dates as the link will close.
  7. The top 100 entries will be published in the Seniors Card anthology to be released in November 2021.
  8. The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Entry Forms are available from the FAW website from 1st April 2021. The forms are interactive, and the entry can be attached. They will be sent automatically to . Due to the requirement of the printer, entries to be in digital form. (Help for noncomputer users available on 0417 403 720 — leave your name and contact number).
  10. Entries must be a Word document, not a PDF or JPG.
  11. Entries sent in a format other than Word cannot be accepted.
  12. Entries should be typed in 12pt font, double spaced.


Queries please contact: Maureen Kelly OAM 0417 403 720 or email

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