Sutherland Shire Literary Competition
Closing Date: 30 April 2018
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http:// sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/literarycompetition
The inaugural Sutherland Shire Literary Competition is set to celebrate the exciting breadth of literary talent that exists not only across the Sutherland Shire but the whole of our nation, with entries open to Australian residents from February 5, 2018.
The new competition aims to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Sutherland Shire whilst contributing to the diverse and rich tradition of literary practice in Australia.
Australian residents over 18 years of age are invited to submit their individual, original works in the following categories:
•Traditional verse (rhyming, max 80 lines)
•Free verse (max 80 lines)
•Short story (max 2,000 words)
3 prizes are being offered in each category:
•1st Prize – $1,000
•2nd Prize – $500
•3rd Prize – $250
At the judge’s discretion, a separate Shire Resident’s Prize of $250 may be also awarded for the best entry in each category from a Shire resident not winning another prize in that category.
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