Boroondara Literary Awards

The Boroondara Literary Awards are run by Council and the Rotary Club of Balwyn.

Held annually since 1999, they are a great way of unearthing local talent and inspiring people to be creative. They also promote interest in books and writing across our community, particularly for young people.

2018 awards

The winners of this year’s Boroondara Literary Awards were announced on Thursday 29 November in a special ceremony at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Meet the 2018 winners


Winners receive cash prizes:

  • more than $5000 in prize money across various age groups in the Young Writers’ category
  • more than $3500 in the Open Short Story category.

Winning stories

Winners are announced on the last Thursday in November each year. Their stories are available in the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology at:

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