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)
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
- 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.
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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 email@example.com 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
What: CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE
Entries close: Ongoing resource.
Contact: Visit the website at http://www.creativespaces.net.au.
Cost: FREE TO
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
Who: The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)
WRITERS' GUILD SPONSORSHIP
Entries close: Ongoing
Contact: Go go to the AWG sponsorship page for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.
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 email@example.com.
Who: The Brisbane City Council
What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER
Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.
Contact: For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(07) 3403 8888.
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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