Mudgee Valley Writers Writing Competition For Young Writers


2016 Youth Literary Award

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 6.54.31 pmThe Norman McVicker Award

Entries close: 29 February 2016

Young people up to 22 years old, are invited to submit their original literary work such as stories and poems.

The scope of the work may contribute toward Australian literature or have Australiana contents i.e. all aspects about Australia, for example, life, aspirations, vision, current affairs, the bush, and so forth, but this is not a prerequisite.

The work of Henry Lawson and others may provide guidelines but not limited to the style. Invention of new style, creativity or breaking the old boundaries are also key aspects of the award.

Total Prize: $2200

Short story

1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100


1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Highly Commended and Commended Certificates awarded.

Word and Line counts:

Short story: 2000 words max

Poetry: 100 lines max



For more information, please click here to download the entry form and conditions of entry.


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