Henry Lawson Festival of Arts: Verse & Short Story Competitions are now open

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The Verse and Short Story competition is a highly regarded literary element of the 2019 Henry Lawson Festival. Judging is by impartial, highly regarded authors and performers.

There are multiple classes for various ages and abilities in both verse and short story. The winning work is published in an anthology which can be purchased from the coordinator for $25 including postage.  The annual Short Story and Verse Competition closes at the end of March each year.

Key Dates:

  • Closing date – 29th March 2019
  • Judging – April – May 2019
  • Announcement of Winners – End of May 2019
  • Awards Ceremony – Saturday evening 8th June 2019. Tickets to this event will be available closer to the date
  • Henry Lawson Festival 6 – 10 June 2019: www.henrylawsonfestival.com.au/

Presentations will be made on the Saturday evening Awards ceremony.

Details and conditions are available from the Henry Lawson Festival website.

The entry kit (includes entry information and the forms) is available to be downloaded from the website on the Verse and Short Story page and the entry forms page. The document is in Adobe PDF format.

The 2019 Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Verse and Short Story competitions are now open.

Should you have any questions about the Verse & Short Story competitions please contact me: Mary Moffitt, Verse & Short Story Coordinator: vss@henrylawsonfestival.com.au

Please forward this information onto your writing groups, students, friends and family… and anyone else you think may be interested. We look forward to receiving your entries.

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