Literary prize open to budding writers of all ages
ENTRIES for the 2017 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize writing competition close on October 20.
Now in its 25th year, the Literary Prize was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of Joseph Furphy.
Under the pen name of Tom Collins, Joseph Furphy wrote a number of books and articles. His best known work is Such is Life. The Furphy Foundry Pty Ltd generously donates the prize money for this annual writing competition.
Poetry entries may be on any subject, and in any style, and will be judged in two sections.
The Youth Section is for entrants up to 18 years of age and carries a prize of $75 for a poem of up to 30 lines.
The Open Section carries a prize of $150 for a poem of up to 40 lines.
Entries for the Short Story Competition will be judged in three sections.
The Junior Section caters for entrants up to 12 years of age and carries a prize of $50 for a story of up to 2000 words.
The Youth Section, for entrants 13 to 18 years of age, carries a prize of $100 for a story of up to 3000 words.
The Open Section carries a prize of $300 for a short story with a maximum word limit of 3500 words.
Entry forms are available from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or may be downloaded from the website at gvlibraries.com.au.