Writing contest entries close soon
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.