WRITING COMPETITIONS

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand and permanent residents, the competition is for short stories up to 3,000 words on an island, or island-resonant, theme.

The winner receives a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.


Entries for the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020 are now open.

Entries close February 16, 2020

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2019

A short fiction competition open to all Tasmanians enrolled in Years 7-12

Run in partnership with the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED 

SENIOR SECTION – judged by Meg Bignell

 

Winner

Ben Smith Noble, Hobart College – A matter of life and death

Equal Runners Up

Tristan Meffre, Elizabeth College-  Sheila

James Phillips, Rosny College – Never Richer, Never Poorer

Commended

Billie Rafferty, Elizabeth College – A Tremendous and Beautiful Thing

  

JUNIOR SECTION – judged by Julie Hunt

Winner Alice Socorro, Launceston Christian SchoolBay of Fires

Peter Sharp Memorial Award – judged by Penny Lane

Hannah McCann, Ogilvie High School – Just a Glimpse

Runners up  

Holly Horne, Taroona High School – The Legend of Wet Cave

Owen Fitzgerald, Clarence High School – Of Love and Hate

Commended

Rafi Cameron, Ogilvie High School – Too Late

Pardis Mahmoudian, Taroona High School – Apocalypse

Monique Schnitzer, Clarence High School – Home

ENTRIES FOR THE YOUNG TASMANIAN WRITERS’ PRIZE 2020 WILL OPEN IN MAY 2020

The Van Diemen History Prize

Good writing about history can be engaging, insightful, poignant or intriguing, but the underlying research will always be authentic and rigorous. The biennial Van Diemen History Prize fosters quality writing about Tasmanian history for articles aimed at a general audience.  

The prize is for articles up to 3,000 words, on any aspect of Tasmanian history prior to the 21st century.

The winner receives a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.

A selection of the best entries are published in The Van Diemen Anthology.

Van Diemen History Prize 2018-19

WINNER

Paige Gleeson (TAS) The Fantasy of the Past: Women’s History at the Cascade Female Factory

Download the winning entry with references by clicking here.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Tony Fenton (TAS) Eclipsed

Terry Mulhern (VIC) St Valentine’s Tears

FINALISTS (alphabetical order)

Claire Doran (TAS) No Passengers in the Coach

Billy Griffiths (VIC) How Archaeology Helped Save the Franklin River

Nic Haygarth (TAS) The Passing of the ‘Tigerman’

Terry Newman (TAS) Constitution Dock: Construction, Naming, and Tragedies

Amelia O’Donnell (NSW) Growing up at the Triabunna Barracks

Gina Slevec (TAS) The Enigma of the Midlands Arch

Kees Wierenga (TAS) Job in Tasmania

Entries for the Van Diemen History Prize 2020/2021 will open on July 1, 2020 and close September 21, 2020