Writ­ing con­test en­tries close soon

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

En­tries for this year’s Joseph Fur­phy Com­mem­o­ra­tive Lit­er­ary Prize writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion close on Oc­to­ber 19.

In its 26th year, the prize started in 1993 to com­mem­o­rate 150 years since Joseph Fur­phy’s birth.

Un­der the pen name of Tom Collins, Mr Fur­phy wrote a num­ber of books and ar­ti­cles. His best known work is Such is Life.

The Fur­phy Foundry Pty Ltd do­nates the prize money for the an­nual writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Po­etry en­tries can be on any sub­ject, in any style, and will be judged in two sec­tions.

The youth sec­tion is for those up to 18 and of­fers 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:

● Ju­niors, up to 12, with a prize of $50 for a story of up to 2000 words.

● Youth, for en­trants 13 to 18, with a prize of $100 for a story of up to 3000 words.

● Open, with a prize of $300 for a short story with a max­i­mum word limit of 3500 words.

En­try forms are avail­able from all Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries branches or can be down­loaded from gvli­braries.com.au For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Jan Sut­ton on 1300 374 765.

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