City of Rockingham 2012 Short Fiction Awards

City of Rockingham Writing Awards Opportunity 2012

Event Date 12 Oct 12

Event Location Rockingham

 2012 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards.

This is a national competition and the voucher prizes are transferrable.

Event Details link

Over $2000 in prizes on offer in three categories – an outstanding short story opportunity for writers of all ages.
Entry is free, and all entered stories must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form – Spring Breakers: Trigg, by Julie Silvester (2004, from the City of Rockingham Art Collection).

Prizes :

Open Awards
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Over 50s
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Young Writers Awards
1st prize $250
2nd prize $100
3rd prize $50
Rockingham Shopping Centre vouchers

This is a wonderful opportunity for budding young writers! Entries close 12th October, so plenty of time.


Awards & Opportunities

Take a look at Awards & Opportunities at WordWorlds.

More author links and pep talks from authors.

Learn about and link to :

The Text Prize

The Vogel

The Inky’s

National Novel Writing Month

more to come…

BUFTA – for 11 & 12 students Film & Television Awards

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Bond University Film & Television Awards : If you’re in Year 11 or 12 simply enter a short film and you could win one of the fantastic prizes on offer. The overall best film will WIN a full scholarship to study Film and Television at Bond University, valued at over $91,000!  Home Page – lots of information, past winners, footage etc.


Competition Opens 30 April.

Entries Close 12 October



ABC Heywire Competition

Heywire calling all 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia.

The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

 Write a story, record an audio piece, edit together a video or snap a picture. Upload it to the site, and you might be jumping on a plane in February for a week that you’ll never forget!

That’s us…

See the website for details.

You can enter now.

Every year 40 winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, held in February at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Participants, debate and workshop issues with industry and ABC mentors, brunch with politicians, tour the War Memorial, learn leadership skills and attend a reception in their honour at Parliament House.


OzKidz in Print – reading for you

OzKidz in Print – You can read this magazine on-line – for school age students opportunities to publish their writing.Grade 4-6 Year 7-9 Year 10-12 +

The Australian Children’s Literary Board is registered by the Federal Government as a Cultural Organisation, to promote children’s literacy and run the annual Young Australian Writer’s Awards. 

Provides scholarships to students, along with fundraising ventures, a not for profit charity.

About the OzKidz Literary Awards

Wanted! Teenage Judges Now – the Inky’s

We need four enthusiastic teens to be Inkys Judges!

The Inky’s – international awards for teenage literature, voted for online by the readers of Inside A Dog.

There are three awards: the Golden Inky for an Australian book, the Silver Inky for an international book, and the Creative Reading Prize, won by a young person for a creative response to a book they love, in any format they choose. The Inkys are a choice award for teenagers (aged 12-20 years old) – voted by teenagers & young adults.

So what’s your book pitch?

So what’s your book pitch?

Competition Open!

Got a favourite book? Think everyone should read it? Here’s your chance to convince them – and win! You might not only have them reading it but you could also share in $40,000 worth of prizes.

From The National Year of Reading : submit entries on-line.

So want to pitch a book to a friend to encourage them to read it? How?

Submit in ANY FORMAT YOU CHOOSE…short stories, poem, song, illustration, costume, a model, an art piece – anything you can imagine.

Prizes including Kobo e-readers, Manga graphic novels and DC Marvel posters

 Entries close on 31 May, 2012




THE 2012 SHORT LIST – More to Come.

Judges Annotations

Older Readers & Picture Books (birth to 18)

Bauer,   Michael Gerard

Ishmael and the   Hoops of Steel

Condon,   Bill A Straight Line to   my Heart
Ursula   Dubosarsky The Golden Day
Gardner,   Scot The Dead I Know
McGahan, Andrew Ship Kings: The   Coming of the Whirlpool
Newton, Robert When We Were Two
Blackwood,   FreyaText   Libby Gleeson Look, a Book!
Brooks,   RonText   Margaret Wild The Dream of the Thylacine
Cool,   RebeccaText   Glenda Millard For All Creatures
Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven
Rudge, LeilaText Meg McKinlay No Bears
Whatley,   BruceText   Jackie French Flood