Sutherland Shire Literary Competition 2021

Closing date: 19 April 2021

The nationally recognised Sutherland Shire Literary Competition returns this year, with organisers expecting a large number of entries from both local residents and aspiring writers from further afield.

Now in its third year, the 2021 Competition aims to recognise the breadth and diversity of literary talent within the Sutherland Shire and across the nation, with added incentives this year for local writers to submit their work. The Competition is open to Australian residents aged 18 years and above. 

Categories are: 

  • Rhyming verse (max 80 lines)
  • Free verse (max 80 lines)
  • Short story (max 2,000 words)

Prizes in each category: 
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $500

Entry Fee: $15.00 per poem/story

Visit sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/literarycompetition for Terms and Conditions of entry, Frequently Asked Questions and a look at Previous Competition Reports.

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