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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: Going through to the Grand Final is ESTONIA whose gorgeous representative gave a soaring rendition of a popular/operatic mix of a song called ‘FORCE’ (of destiny), which went down a treat with the crowd. The singer’s dress reportedly cost 65,000 Euros. Seems unlikely she’ll get a lot wear out of it. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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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.   

  • Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO believed that the contribution of Australian poets helped to shape Australian culture. THE BRUCE DAWE NATIONAL POETRY PRIZE is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. Be inspired to enter by Friday, 1 June 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: University of SQ.

What: BRUCE DAWE NATIONAL POETRY PRIZE

Entries close: Friday, 1 June 2017.

Contact: Before you submit, find out how to enter, read the terms and conditions, and check-out the frequently asked questions. If you need further information please please contact brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au or phone (07) 3470 4295. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 10 August 2018.

Cost: You can submit up to five poems at $6.00 each or five poems for $20.00. These funds ensure the competition runs in perpetuity.

What’s happening: The Rules. THE BRUCE DAWE NATIONAL POETRY PRIZE is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary poets, believed that the contribution of Australian poets helped to shape Australian culture.

Professor Dawe also believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society, and his decision to sponsor this prominent annual Literary Prize is ongoing proof of that conviction.

Interested in entering? You may submit no more than five poems for consideration, each poem must not exceed 50 lines, and each poem must be an original work of the entrant as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). The poems must not be published, under offer to any publication, or offered for publication (unpublished) until the adjudication is finalised and the winner is notified and announced. 

The Prize: $2,500.

 

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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WATCHWORDS HOME  

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: Going through to the Grand Final is NETTA from ISRAEL, who blasted out the power anthem ‘TOY’ (she is not one, man), which at some stage seemed to have become inextricably mixed with the chicken dance. (Photo by L.J. May S/S) AND THE WINNER WAS - ISRAEL! That means that Eurovision will be held in Israel next year. Bring out your tanks and don the body armour!