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31 July 2015 Victorian Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Competition.

The competition, which began as a therapy exercise for returned veterans at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, is now open to current and ex-servicemen and women (including National Service, Peacemakers and Peacekeepers), their spouses, widows, eligible children and grandchildren (over the age of 18), who reside in Victoria. It is a joint initiative of Victorian ex-service organisations, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. SWAC also receives generous sponsorship from the corporate and community sectors.

Each year the Competition provides members of this community with an excellent opportunity to develop and apply their creative skills and have their stories and other artistic endeavours publicly acknowledged. It is a small competition with five different categories for writing: True War Time Experience, True Life Experience, Fiction, Poetry and a special writing category which changes each year. This year the topic is “Centenary of Anzac – 100 Years of Service”. Entries are limited to 3000 words. All our judges are volunteers to this not for profit competition. Entry into the competition is free. Prizes are given across all categories along with novice awards in the writing categories. Stories must be received by 31 July 2015 and are sent to the judges soon after. Each of the writing judges (there are five) are required to have returned a list of winners in the first week of September.



31 July 2015 InkTears Flash Fiction Competition
There are six prizes available:  
Winner:  £250        
Runner Up:  £50.00                
4 x Highly Commended:  £25.00

All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readership and their Bio published on the InkTears website. Submissions must be 500 words or less in length, any theme. Fees: 1 entry £3.00 GBP; 2 entries £5.00 GBP; 3 entries £6.50 GBP; 4 entries £7.50 GBP Full results will be posted on the InkTears website by 10 November 2015. NB: stories may have been previously published in a magazine or online (providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication) or unpublished. 
6 August 2015 The 2015 Umoja Writing Competition
Short fiction, essay or travel article up to 1,000 words on the theme of 'Child'. Entry Fee $25. Winner receives $150, trophy, certificate and publication on Umoja Writing Comp website Umoja Home website and Warm Witty Words blog (websites). 2nd place receives $50 and certificate and publication on the websites. 3rd place receives certificate and publication on the websites. We would love to read your entries and don't forget the competition is for a good cause
16 August 2015 The Ghostly Stringybark Short Story Award 2015Stringybark Stories is pleased to announce its latest short story award with over $840 in cash and book prizes awarded for the best entries. The winning tale will be a ghost or horror story of 1500 words or fewer that entertains the judges. International entries welcome.
30 August 2015 Eltham Little Theatre's The Ten Minute Quickies Play Competition

Our Youth Category is open for writers aged 17 and under and our open category is 18+ and is open Australia-wide.
Ten Minutes , Eleven Plays

$2,000 up for grabs
$1,000 Best Script $500 People’s Choice Award
$500 Youth Award (12-17yo)

Will your play be selected?

Submissions open
8  - 30 August 2015
Youth entries:  8 August - 4 October 2015

Performances 2, 3, 4, 5 March 2016


31 August 2015  2015 Winter Round of our Flash Fiction and Short Story Field of Words is dedicated to helping emerging writers grow. To this end, we now run international writing competitions in the categories of short fiction and flash fiction three times per year. All entrants must be aged 18 and over. Both categories offer cash prizes for the winner and runner-up.
31 August 2015 The Sydney Writers’ Room Short Story Competition
Stories should be limited to 2500 words and must be single-authored and unpublished. Entries are accepted online only, as Word Documents or PDF files.  This year we are offering a $500 first prize along with a three month ‘hot-desk’ membership at the SWR. There is also a runner-up prize of $250.
31 August 2015 Poetica Christi Press 2015 Poetry Competition:
Poems up to 50 lines (inc.spaces) on the theme Imagine. 1st prize $300, 2nd prize $100, top 25 poems to be published in an anthology.
30 November 2015 Atlantis Short Story Contest
Atlantis Short Story Contest: Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place
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