Put pen to pa­per and en­ter prize

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

Those in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing the Joseph Fur­phy Com­mem­o­ra­tive Lit­er­ary Prize are en­cour­aged to get their en­tries in soon.

Now in its 25th year, the lit­er­ary prize was in­au­gu­rated in 1993 to com­mem­o­rate 150 years since the birth of Joseph Fur­phy, who un­der the pen name of Tom Collins, wrote a num­ber of books and ar­ti­cles.

There are sev­eral cat­e­gories peo­ple can en­ter into in the com­pe­ti­tion such as po­etry and short story.

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, car­ries a $100 prize 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.

En­tries for the com­pe­ti­tion close on Oc­to­ber 20 and en­try forms are avail­able from all branches of Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries, or may be down­loaded from gvli­braries.com.au

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Jan Sut­ton at Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries on 1300 374 765.

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