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2022 Open Writing Competition

Port Writers Inc are proud to announce its popular 2022 Open Writing Competition

Opens – 1st May 2022

Closes – Midnight 31st July 2022

Your choice of topic/theme. Categories and prizes are noted below. Download a copy of the Entry form and Entry Terms and Conditions and follow them to give yourself the best chance of winning. The entry fee is $10 per entry. Winners will be announced in September. Successful entries may be selected for inclusion in a future anthology.

Port Writers welcomes your entry and wishes you good luck, and great writing!

Details below.


CATEGORIES

Short Fiction

Non-Fiction

Poetry

to 2500 words

to 2500 words

to 32 lines

PRIZES … for each category

1st

2nd

Commended

Hastings Prize for local author

(best entry in any category)

$200

$50

Certificate

$100

This year, the Hastings Prize will be named the 2022 Laurie Barber Award for Local Writers, in honour of one of our inaugural Patrons who served Port Writers from its inception until late last year.

WINNERS will be notified by email. Winners will be announced and awarded on Saturday 24th September 2022 at the Port Writers Inc meeting, held from 1 pm at the Rotary Community Centre, 198 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW.

All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form, with the entry fee.

ENTRY FEE is $10 per entry. There is a limit of three entries per competition category (so a maximum of nine entries overall per person).

Entry form and conditions of entry are available here…

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

ENTRY FORM

TIPS ON ENTERING COMPS


Port Writers welcomes your entry and wishes you good luck, and great writing!