Entries for the 2018 awards open at 9am on Monday 7 May and close at 5pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

 

Step 1: Prepare your entry

Choose a category from the list below.

Prepare your entry, remembering:

  • to number and title each page
  • to stay within the word limit
  • not to include your name and address anywhere on your entry document
  • to keep a copy of your entry.

Step 2: Submit your entry

Entries can be submitted online - entries open Monday 7 May 2018. Links for entry will be available from this date.

Categories

1. Open short story

Criteria Prize
  • Open-themed short story open to all Australian residents
  • Word length between 1500 and 3000 words
First: $1500
Second: $1000
Third: $500

The Keith Carroll Award of $500 is given to the best entry from a Boroondara resident.

2. Young writers

Prose or poetry for young people who live, work or study in Boroondara.

Criteria

Prize

Junior category

  • Open to young people in school years 5 and 6
  • Prose length between 300 and 500 words
  • Poetry length must be less than 100 lines

Prose

First: $300

Second: $200

Third: $100

Poetry

First: $300

Second: $200

Third: $100

Middle category

  • Open to young people in school years 7, 8 and 9
  • Prose length between 500 and 900 words
  • Poetry length must be less than 200 lines

Prose

First: $450

Second: $300

Third: $150

Poetry

First: $450

Second: $300

Third: $150

Senior category

  • Open to young people in school years 10, 11 and 12
  • Open to young people not in secondary school, aged 15- to 18-years as of 1 January 2018
  • Prose length between 900 and 1300 words
  • Poetry length must be less than 200 lines.

Prose
First: $600
Second: $400
Third: $200

Poetry
First: $600
Second: $400
Third: $200

 

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