En­tries clos­ing for lit­er­ary prize

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

En­tries for the 2017 Joseph Fur­phy Com­mem­o­ra­tive Lit­er­ary Prize writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion close on October 20.

Now in its twenty-fifth year, the Lit­er­ary Prize was started in 1993 to mark 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 2,000 words.

The Youth Sec­tion, for en­trants 13 to 18 years of age, car­ries a prize of $100 for a story of up to 3,000 words.

The Open Sec­tion car­ries a prize of $300 for a short story with a max­i­mum word limit of 3,500 words. En­tries for the com­pe­ti­tion close on October 20. En­try forms are avail­able from all branches of Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries, or may be down­loaded from the web­site at gvli­braries.com.au

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact the event or­gan­iser, Jan Sutton, Goul­burn Val­ley Li­braries, ad­min­is­tra­tion on 1300 374 765.

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