Tasmanian Writer’s Prize

Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize 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.

TASMANIAN WRITER’S PRIZE 2018 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

These stories will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2018.

(see the 40S Bookshop to purchase your copy of previous anthologies)

CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2017

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

SENIOR SECTION: YEARS 10-12

Winner

Ben Smith Noble, Taroona High School – Napoleon, or, the musings of Mr Pink

 

Runners Up

Sigourney Costa, Elizabeth College – The visitors

Emily Fereiro, Elizabeth College – As strangers prepared

 

Commended

Freya Cox, The Friends School – A colour of loss

Melina Fullbrook, Kings Meadow High School – Words

 

 JUNIOR SECTION: YEARS 7-9 

 

Winner

Connie Genaris, Ogilvie High School – Apple Juice

 

Peter Sharp Memorial Award 2017

Selected by guest judge Penny Lane

Kirra Watkins, St Aloysius Catholic College – Turbulent Seas

 

Runners Up

Katie Johnson, Taroona High School – The edge of the world

Ishtar Lintner, Exeter High School – Taking flight

Mabel Sward, Ogilvie High School – Candy store

 

Commended

Isaac Burns, St Aloysius Catholic College – Hunted

Zara Casimaty, St Michael’s Collegiate School – Taking flight

Samantha Collins, St Michael’s Collegiate School – The wolf pack

Mia Cooper, Ogilvie High School – Flames are alive

Sarah Jaeger, St Michael’s Collegiate School – Mirror of deception

Kara Landsberg, Exeter High School – Blurry face

Miriam Langford, St Aloysius Catholic College – Last laugh

Lucy Nicol, Mt Carmel College – Katherine’s snafu

Kate Poynter, Taroona High School – Laughter

Annwen Roberts, Taroona High School – Destroying the wall

Guy Robertson, Taroona High School – Through the sparrow’s eye

Noah Sward, St Aloysius Catholic College – Things change

Kirra Watkins, St Aloysius Catholic College – Music of the dead

A short fiction competition open to all secondary school students in Tasmania.

Run in partnership with the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE).

ENTRIES FOR 2018 COMPETITION WILL OPEN MAY 2018

 

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The winner of each section receives $300 and publication in Tasmania 40° South magazine. Runners up receive a $30 Fullers Bookshop gift voucher.