Writing Competitions

Short Story Award 2015

We've extended the closing date until Wednesday 29 July, 5pm, so there's still time to get your entries in!

Entries are now open for the 2015 AlburyCity Short Story Award. The theme for the competition is 'Journeys'. We are thrilled to have Andrew McGahan select this year's winning stories.

Word limit: Up to 3000 words

Entry Fee: $10

Category: Open 

Prizes: First prize $1000; prizes awarded for highly commended entries

Closing date: Extended until 5pm on Wednesday 29 July 2015

FULL DETAILS, Conditions of Entry and ONLINE SUBMISSION here 

 

Nano Competition 2015

Entries are now open for the 2015 Nano Competition.

Word limit: 50 words exactly (excluding the title)

Theme: You must include the word 'space' in the story (or a derivative: spaced, spacing, spacious, spatial, spaces)

Categories: Grades 3 – 4, Grades 5 – 6, Grades 7 - 8, and Open (all ages)
NB: All Nano competition entrants must live within 100km of Albury and you may only enter twice.

Prizes: Generous book voucher prizes in each category

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 29 July 2015

FULL DETAILS, Conditions of Entry and ONLINE SUBMISSION here 

 

'Solo' Monologue writing competition

The HotHouse-La Trobe monologue competition is now closed.

The shortlisted scripts will be performed as rehearsed readings and a winner in each category will be selected, winning a $500 cash prize.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 5 June

FULL DETAILS at the HotHouse website here 


Previous Winners

2014 Short Story Winner: Susan Webster of Warragul, VIC, for Shadows of Ships

2014 Nano Stories: Click here to read the winning nano stories

2013 Short Story Winner: Julie Chilver of Cooran, QLD, for her story Counting Pegs

2013 Nano Stories: Read all the winning entries here 

2012 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story So Thin

2012 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories. All stories had to include the word 'snap'.

2011 Short Story Winner: Beverley Lello for her story The Solution

2011 Nano Stories: Read the Winning and Highly Commended entries in all categories

2010 Short Story Winner: Jacqueline Winn for her story Just a Job

2010 Short Story Winner (Primary): Alexandra Croft for her story The River