Entries for the Mayor’s Short Story Writing Awards are open

Published on 16 April 2021

Mayor Short Story Writing Award

Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Peninsula Writers’ Club invite local writers to apply for the Mayor’s Short Story Writing Awards!

The Awards aim to encourage and support Mornington Peninsula writers of all abilities, celebrate our diverse talent and showcase local stories and voices.

Applications are currently open and close Sunday 1 August 2021 at 5pm.

Applications will be judged by authors Gary Disher, Paul Kennedy and Danielle Binks, alongside Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Despi O’Connor.

Winners will be announced in September 2021.

The Peninsula Writers’ Club (PWC) is the only not for profit incorporated writing organisation on the Mornington Peninsula, representing and supporting emerging, aspiring, and established writers of all abilities and writing genres.

Award categories and prizes:

– 12 years 
500-word limit / short creative fiction only
$500 prize and Mornington Peninsula bookstore vouchers

12 – 17 years
1000-word limit / short creative fiction only
$500 prize and Mornington Peninsula bookstore vouchers

18+ years
2,000-word limit / short creative fiction only
$1,000 prize and two-week Police Point Artist Residency


For more information and to apply visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/writingawards.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“Together with the Peninsula Writers’ Club, we hope these awards help to rekindle the joy of writing and increase literacy for our young people, as well as support our local creative community.”

Quotes attributable to Andrea Rowe, Peninsula Writers’ Club President:

“The Mornington Peninsula has such talented storytellers of all abilities; we are thrilled to advocate for this inaugural writing opportunity that celebrates and promotes our collective community voices.”

Photo caption (names L - R): Mayor's Short Story Writing Award judges Mayor O'Connor, Paul Kennedy and Garry Disher, with Peninsula Writers’ Club President Andrea Rowe

 

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