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About the Competition

Entries for the 2018 competition are closed and judging is now taking place. Winners will be invited to receive their Prizes on Saturday, 25 August 2018 at a venue to be advised. 

Prizes will be awarded for original works in the following categories:

  • Traditional verse (rhyming, max 80 lines)
  • Free verse (max 80 lines)
  • Short story (max 2,000 words)

3 prizes are being offered in each category:

  • 1st Prize - $1,000
  • 2nd Prize - $500
  • 3rd Prize - $250

At the judge’s discretion, a separate Shire Resident’s Prize of $250 may be also awarded for the best entry in each category from a Shire resident not winning another prize in that category.

More Information

If you have questions or would like more information about the Sutherland Shire Literary Competition please contact Sutherland Library.

phone 02 9710 0351

This competition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors