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 assigned theme.

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

ENTRIES NOW OPEN


Entries for the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2019 close February 17, 2019

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2018

A competition run in partnership with the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English

2018 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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SENIOR SECTION: YEARS 10-12

Winner

Theo Goodwolf, Hobart College –Your Mumma is a Legend

Runners Up

Lilith Cole, Hobart College – Oystercatcher Point

Ireland Rugen, The Friends School – Sinking

Commended

Samantha Hawley, Elizabeth College – Orchid

Oyinbra Enisuoh, Elizabeth College – Alone Amongst Sunflowers

Ben Smith Noble, Taroona High School – The Curious (Possibly True)

            Adventures of a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

 

JUNIOR SECTION: YEARS 7-9 

Winner

Guy Robertson, Taroona High School – Echoes in the Mist

Peter Sharp Memorial Award 2017 (selected by judge, Penny Lane)

Kirra Watkins, St Aloysius Catholic College – Forget me not

Runners Up

Kirra Watkins, St Aloysius Catholic College – Forget me not

Ben Davie, The Hutchins School – The Passenger

Commended

Beowulf Cole, Taroona High School – The Colonel’s Riddle

Mabel Sward, Ogilvie High School – Untitled and Unfinished

Abbey Maddock, Ogilvie High School – Empty

The Van Diemen History Anthology 2019

Good writing about history can be engaging, insightful, poignant or intriguing, but the underlying research will always be authentic and rigorous. To foster quality writing about Tasmanian history, Forty South Publishing is initiating a biennial prize for non-fiction history articles written for 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 winning entry will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South.

A selection of the best entries will be published in an edited volume, The Van Diemen History Prize Anthology 2019 (publication estimated to be in mid-2019)

Entries have now closed