Mudgee Valley Writers

2016 Youth Literary Award:

The Norman McVicker Award

Closing date 29 February 2016

The award is sponsored by Norman McVicker estate with the aim of promoting literature to young people. Total Prize Value: $2200. Theme: OPEN.

Short story (2,000 words max.):

1st Prize $800, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $100.

Poetry (100 lines max.):

1st Prize $800, 2nd Prize $200, 3rd Prize $100.

Highly Commended and Commended Certificates awarded in both categories.

Young people up to 22 years old, are invited to submit their original literary work.

The scope of the work may contribute toward Australian literature or have Australiana contents i.e. all aspects about Australia, for example, life, aspirations, vision, current affairs, the bush, and so forth, but this is not a prerequisite.

The work of Henry Lawson and others may provide guidelines but not limited to the style. Invention of new style, creativity or breaking the old boundaries are also key aspects of the award.

For more information, full conditions of entry, and to download the Entry Form, visit

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