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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.   

  • Submissions for the 2018 BUZZ WORDS SHORT STORY PRIZE are now open! The prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children. The word limit is 1,500 words and the story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years. Entries close at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 December 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 

 

What: BUZZ WORDS SHORT STORY PRIZE

Entries close: 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 December 2018.

Contact: For guidelines and the entry form visit the website at http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com. Please read the Terms and Conditions on the Entry Form carefully before entering. Download Entry Form: here. Entries must be posted to Buzz Words Prize, PO Box 106 Woonona NSW 2517.

Cost: Entry fee of $10 or evidence of payment by PayPal (PayPal receipt).

What’s happening:The Rules. Submissions for the inaugural Buzz Words Short Story Prize are now open! Presented by the Australian children’s literature e-zine Buzz Words, the 2018 BUZZ WORDS SHORT STORY PRIZE celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s literature award landscape.

Short stories play an important role in initiating and encouraging young readers. The word limit is 1,500 words and the story must be suitable for readers 8 to 11 years.

Finalist judge is author JACKIE FRENCH AM, former Australian Children’s Laureate and winner of numerous state and national awards for children’s literature.

The three short-listing judges are CATHIE TASKER, who has worked with Australia’s leading trade and children’s book publishers (HarperCollins Publishers, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books), author BILL CONDON, winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Youth Literature and three times winner of the CBCA Honour Book of the Year, and author DIANNE BATES, recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services for children’s literature and founder of Buzz Words Magazine.

The Prize: First prize $1,000. Second prize $500.

 

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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