$1,100 in Prizes
1st Prize $700
2nd Prize $300
3rd Prize $100
The shorlist will be announced by 8 December 2021 and winners will be notified and announced on 15 December 2021.
Meet the Judges
Hayley has Published two Young Adult novels. Inside the Tiger won a Litlink Residency in 2016 and a PIP Fellowship in 2017 at Varuna, the Writers’ Centre, before being shortlisted for the Australian’s Vogel Award in 2017, and published in 2018. Ruby Tuesday published September 2020 explores how strength and healing can be found in the wildest of places a celebration of the joy in music and creativity, and of strong, equal friendships and relationships.
Jacqui is a multi-award-winning writer of short stories and has been published many times in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland. She has judged a number of national short story competitions and gives workshops on writing to writers’ groups in NSW and interstate. She loves reading almost anything and when judging for competitions she is impressed with memorable characters, strong narrative voices and finely crafted language. With her husband, she lives on a farm with cows, goats and chickens on the Mid Coast of NSW.
Leonie has a major in creative writing from the University of Canberra. She writes mainly short stories and flash fiction across a range of genres with a number of publications to her credit. She has also had success in the writing competition sphere with several winning and highly recommended entries. She enjoys sharing her love of writing and encouraging others to create their best work.