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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018.

SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. Entertainment reporter ANGELA BISHOP on the red carpet, and lurking around the after parties hunting for interviews and all the goss. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)

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On these pages you will find competitions and other opportunities for authors, performance writers for stage and screen, illustrators and filmmakers. See entries below the quick list for more detailed information.   

In this section we list competitions open to writers of prose and poetry. Detailed information is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted in red.   

  • The ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD was established to encourage writers to focus their stories on the Australasian rural landscape. Your 2,500 word story (fiction or non-fiction) should reflect the 2018 theme ‘Reach for the Stars – Strive for Excellence’ and entries close on Wednesday, 23 August 2018.
  • The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.
  • The Australian Writers’ Guild sponsors events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. See who’s eligible.
  • The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries for its CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER. If you’ve got a bright idea, register now. 

For THEATRE/FILM/TV etc. Click here: THEATRE, FILM & TV 

 

Who: The Corryong Neighbourhood Centre (CNC), Victoria.

What: THE 2018 ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD

Entries close: 5.00 p.m. Wednesday, 23 August 2018.

Contact: Go to http://www.elynemitchell.com.au for the entry form and guidelines. Submit your entry (up to 2,500 words) in a double spaced .pdf format attachment by email to sara@corryongnc.org with details of fee payment in the covering email. In submitting your entry, you affirm that you are the author of the submitted work, that all details are correct and that you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of Entry. Entries will be acknowledged by return email.

Cost: An entry form must be completed and attached to your entry with your entry fee (see details of how to pay on the website). Fees are $15 for the Open category. There is no limit to the number of entries per person, however the non-refundable entry fee is payable for each entry.

What’s happening: The Rules. THE ELYNE MITCHELL WRITING AWARD is an Australasian writing competition established to encourage writers to focus their stories on the Australasian rural landscape. The award seeks to inspire writers to share their stories and keep the art of storytelling alive.

The award commemorates Elyne’s life and work. She was born in Melbourne, married Tom Mitchell in 1935, and then lived on the family property at Towong Hill, near Corryong, in the state of Victoria. Elyne is best remembered for the Silver Brumby series of children's books, although she also wrote many non-fiction books and other novels.

The Award highlights rural life, not only through country authors, but urban dwellers who also write stories about their experiences and dreams about country life. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australasia – the organisers want to read your story.

There are two categories in this Award: the Open Writers Award, and the Upper Murray Writers Award for local residents of the Towong, Tumbarumba and Indigo Shires. All entries must be the entrant’s original work, have a specific reference to an Australasian rural experience, be in English, be unpublished, and must not have been acknowledged in any other competition.

The THEME for 2018 is ‘REACH FOR THE STARS – STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE’. Entries may be fiction or non-fiction, and must not exceed 2,500 words. For more information, including stories, past winners, interviews, judges and Elyne’s love of wildlife, visit the website at http://www.elynemitchell.com.au.

The Prize: The Open Writers Award for a short story with a maximum of 2,500 words is $1,000. The Upper Murray Writers Award for local residents of Towong, Tumbarumba and Indigo Shires is a prize of $500. There is also a non-fiction ‘bonus’ of a $100 Dymocks Voucher.

 

Who: An initiative of the City of Melbourne supported by the Brisbane City Council.

What: CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE

Entries close: Ongoing resource.

Contact: Visit the website at http://www.creativespaces.net.au.

Cost: FREE TO USE.

What’s happening: The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes and helps venue managers and owners to promote their spaces. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.

Free Use: A FREE tool for users to find creative spaces and venue managers to promote their spaces.

 

Who: The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)

What: AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' GUILD SPONSORSHIP

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: Go go to the AWG sponsorship page for more information and email admin@awg.com.au if you have any further queries.

Cost: Talk to AWG about your idea.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to sponsor events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. They are also the proud sponsor of Best Screenplay Awards for a number of festivals and competitions. 

If your organisation would like to get in touch with the Guild regarding sponsorship, head to their AWG sponsorship page to find out what types of events and awards they sponsor, how they show their support, and what they expect from the events they sponsor. You can then download and fill out the AWG sponsorship form before sending it to admin@awg.com.au

 

Who: The Brisbane City Council

What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: For more information, email creative.communities@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3403 8888.

Cost: NIL.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries. Help imagine events, learn more about creative development opportunities and hear about ways to work with Council on the Creative Events Register. Receive email updates about expression of interest opportunities through the year. To register, visit http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/creativeeventsregister

 

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SCENES FROM THE LOGIES 2018. ‘The Project’ team on the red carpet. From left to right, LISA WILKINSON, CARRIE BICKMORE and WALEED ALY. (Photo by L. J. May S/S Ch9)