Competitions

Competition Conditions

These general conditions apply specifically to competitions organised by FAW-Tasmania Inc. Details of conditions for individual competitions are outlined below.

No email entries will be accepted or conditions sent out by email, but we will reply to general enquiries. All contact should be made through our PO Box 234, North Hobart 7002.

The author’s name must not appear on manuscripts. The author’s name, phone number, address, email address (if applicable), and the title of the work must be written on a separate sheet. Only the title of the work should appear on the manuscript.

Entries should be typed and double spaced on one side of the paper only, although under special circumstances a legible, handwritten entry may be accepted. Where there are few sheets for an entry, they may be folded into a DL size envelope to save postage costs: also, large envelopes containing few pages are often damaged in the post.

Entries must be the original work of the entrant, be unpublished, and not have won a prize in any other competition.  Please do not enter any work currently submitted to another competition.

Judge’s decisions are final, and no correspondence relating to these decisions will be entered into.

It is a condition, that if a winner of an FAW-Tasmania Inc.competition is unable to attend a presentation meeting, his or her work may be read out at that meeting.

All entrants to FAW-Tasmania Inc. in-house competitions must be financial members. All entry fees must be paid by cheque or money order made out to FAW Tasmania Inc.

If, in the opinion of the committee of FAW-Tasmania Inc. there are insufficient entries for any competition organised by them, the committee reserves the right to cancel that competition.

All entries will be destroyed after prizes have been awarded. Entrants should therefore always keep a copy of their work.

Send entries to:
FAW-Tasmania Inc
PO Box 234
North Hobart, Tas 7002

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FAW Tasmania 2016 Poetry Prize

for a poem of no more than 60 lines

First Prize $150 Second Prize $50

Conditions

1. Poems must be original, unpublished and must not have won a monetary prize in any other competition. Length must not exceed 60 lines.

2. Poems are to be typed, single spaced, in plain font, on one side only of white A4 paper. Please staple pages of longer poems in the top left-hand corner

3. Title only is to appear on poem. Entrant’s name must not appear on the pages. Name and address of author, title/s of poem/s are to be given on a separate sheet. Keep a copy of work, as entries will be destroyed after judging. Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4. Entries close on August 31st, 2016 and must be postmarked by this date to be eligible for judging.

5. Results will be announced at the FAW October general meeting and all prizewinners will be notified.

6. Entry fee is $5 per poem. Please make cheque or postal order payable to FAW Tasmania Inc.

7. Send entries to: FAW Tasmania Inc PO Box 234 NORTH HOBART TAS 7002

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2016 FAW Tasmania CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS

For FAW Tas members only. No entry fees Entries close 15 October, 2016

Jacqueline Cooke Short Story Award for a short story to a maximum of 2500 words

Barney Roberts Prose Non-Fiction Award for prose to a maximum of 2000 words

Norma and Colin Knight Poetry Award for a poem to a maximum of 40 lines

Send entries to: FAW-Tasmania Inc PO Box 234 North Hobart, Tas 7002

Results announced at the Christmas meeting December 2016.

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FAW Tasmania 2017 Nairda Lyne Award

for an original, unpublished short story suitable for children aged 8-12 years

First Prize $100 and winner’s name inscribed on a plaque in the State Library Launceston Branch.
Hobart Bookshop voucher for the best Tasmanian entry.

Conditions

1. Stories must be original, unpublished and must not have won a monetary prize in any other competition. Length must not exceed 1000 words.

2. Stories are to be typed, double-spaced, in plain font, on one side only of white A4 paper. Pages should be stapled  together in the top left-hand corner.

3. Title only is to appear on story. Entrant’s name must not appear on any page. Name and address of author, title/s of story are to be given on a separate sheet. Keep a copy of work, as entries will be destroyed after judging. Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4. Entries close on March 31st, 2017 and must be postmarked by this date to be eligible for judging.

5. Results will be announced at the FAW August general meeting and prizewinners will be notified.

6. Entry fee is $5 per story. Please make cheques or postal orders payable to FAW Tasmania Inc.

7. Send entries to: FAW Tasmania Inc PO Box 234 NORTH HOBART TAS 7002

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2017 Henry Savery National Short Story Award

Open to all writers resident in Australia.

First Prize $400 Second Prize $100

Conditions

1. Open theme short story no longer than 2500 words.

2. Stories must be original, unpublished and must not have won a monetary prize in any other competition.

3. Entries must be typed, double-spaced on one side of A4 paper, with pages numbered and stapled in top left-hand corner.

4. Author’s name must NOT appear on manuscript; name, contact details and title of work to appear on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript.

5. Entry fee of $5 per story. Please make cheques or postal orders payable to FAW Tasmania Inc.

6. Keep a copy of work. Entries will be destroyed after judging. Judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7. Results will be announced at FAW-Tasmania meeting in August 2017 and winners will be notified. Prize-winning entries may be read at this or a later meeting.

8. Entries close on June 30, 2017.

9. Send entries to: Henry Savery Award FAW Tas Inc PO Box 234 North Hobart TAS 7002

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