Share your story - 2021 Boroondara Literary Awards

If you enjoy writing and have a great story to tell, why not enter the 2021 Boroondara Literary Awards? Held each year by the City of Boroondara in partnership with the Rotary Club of Balwyn, the awards encourage creativity in writers of all ages.

The competition categories include the Young Writers competition and the Open Short Story competition.

The Open Short Story competition includes the Keith Carroll Award for the best entry submitted by a Boroondara resident. As well as cash prizes, winners will have their work published in the Boroondara Literary Awards anthology.

Last year’s Keith Carroll Award winner, Anne Vines (pictured) from Kew, said that her winning entry, When the Playgrounds Close, “is a story about the changes COVID-19 made to me, to my local area in Kew and to the people close to me.”

Winning the Keith Carroll Award meant that my story rang true. I am pleased to know that my community can pick up the anthology and read my story. My record of this time will live on.

 Anne encourages writers of all ages to enter this year’s competition.

“The Boroondara Literary Awards provide one of the best competitions for writers. The competition deadline will encourage you to finish and polish your entry and it will be the best work you can do at that time.”

For more information visit Boroondara Literary Awards or call 9278 4444.

Author Anne Vines holding a copy of the Boroondara Literary Awards anthology.