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

Entries for the 2018 awards are now open.

Enter the Open Short Story Competition

Enter the Young Writers Competition

Entries closes at 5pm on Friday 31 August 2018

For more information, contact the Literary Awards Coordinator on 9278 4036 or email. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the Boroondara Literary Awards terms and conditions.


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:

Meet the 2017 winners

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