Writing Competition

Country. Future.
Future. Country

The one certainty in life is that things will change. But where are we headed? Where would we like to be? Whether you think broadly of regional Australia, or more specifically of the northern rivers of NSW, what does the future of the country look like?
Entries close on 27 April 2021.

Sponsors of the Writing Competition

The Kyogle Writers Festival Writing Competition has been made possible by support from Kyogle Council, Arts Northern Rivers, Country Arts Support Program (CASP) via Create NSW, and the Richmond River Independent.

Guidelines on how to enter

The Kyogle Writers Festival invites writers of any genre (non-fiction, fiction, memoir, poetry or a mix) to submit their work of up to 1,500 words on the theme of Country into the Future OR The Future in the Country.

Two cash prizes of $250 will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best overall work from a writer aged up to 50 years of age, as at 1 January 2021.
  • Best overall work from a writer aged 51 years and over, as at 1 January 2021.

The fee is $5.00 per entry. All fees will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The limit is 1,500 words.

Entries may be in any genre.

Competition entries must be submitted by 27 April 2021.

The winning entry in each category will be published in the Richmond River Independent.

Please download the Writing Competition Guidelines for full details.

Entry form

Click here or on the image to download the entry form.

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