Competitions

Port Writers Open Literary Competition

Port Writers conduct an annual Literary Competition. Details are provided as the competition is announced. Sign up to our updates to get notified early of upcoming competitions.

2018 Results

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Port Writers Inc 2018 Writing Competition

FICTION winner – TREASURE by Charlotte French, NSW
NON-FICTION winner – LIQUID GOLD by Vickie Walker, NSW
POETRY winner – SAFFRON by Melissa Harrison, WA

Second place
FICTION – LOVE IS A MANY TENTACLED THING by Alison Olsson, QLD
NON-FICTION – KEMPSEY UNDER WATER by Jeannie Bennett, NSW
POETRY – A POEM WITH LATE NIGHT WHISKEY ON AN ANNIVERSARY by Cameron Semmens, VIC

Third place
POETRY – HESITATION by Tee Linden, NSW

Highly Commended
FICTION – BECALMED by Madeleine Moore, VIC
MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA by Kerry Wehlburg, NSW
NON-FICTION – THE SILVER LINING by Kate Lumsdaine, NSE
THE MEANING OF GA by Cameron Semmens, VIC
POETRY – SOME BOOKS by Paulette Smythe, VIC
ANOTHER ROOM by Ion Corcos, NSW

Commended
FICTION – WARNING AT SEA by Tom Penrose, NSW
THE YELLOW RABBIT by Brook Tayla, VIC
AARDVARK WHISPERER  by Frank Urban, NSW
IN A STORM by Mark MacNamara, NSW
POETRY – LISTEN by Tee Linden, NSW

And a big ‘Thank you’ to our Judges
FICTION – Jacqui Winn
NON-FICTION – Sandy Mackenzie
POETRY – Gill Goater


2017 Results

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Port Writers Inc 2017 Writing Competition

SHORT STORY winner – TALK OF THE TOWN by Marian Matta of Menzies Creek, VIC.
NON-FICTION winner – MY ‘LEMON MOON” IN NORWAY by Cameron Semmens, Upwey, QLD.
POEM / RHYME / FREE VERSE winner – THANKFULNESS IS A TEAM OF HUSKIES by Cameron Semmens, Upwey, QLD

Second place 
SHORT STORY – AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL  by Sean Crawley, QLD
NON-FICTION – BEHIND THE MASK by Tom McIlveen, NSW
POETRY – THE LANGUAGE OFF MOTHS by Kate Tierney, NSW

Third place
SHORT STORY – FAMILY RESEMBLANCE by Kerry Wehlburg, NSW

Highly Commended
SHORT STORY – POWDER BLUE by Jean Cantry, VIC
THE ‘D’ WORD by Sean Crawley, QLD
POETRY – THE PAST IS MANY COUNTRIES by John Minnery, QLD
COLOSSAL by  John Minnery, QLD
QUOTIDIAN by Lorraine Gibson, NSW

Commended
SHORT STORY – THE NIGHT BAZAAR by Darren Cowan, NSW