The notJack Writers Prize recognises the significance of place for Australian writers. Accordingly, the theme of the prize is ‘writing from place’. It is a deliberately broad theme designed to encourage entrants from all genres, whose writing demonstrates creative engagement with place and/or shapes the significance of place for their audience. Short-listed entrants are invited to attend a masterclass with prominent Australian writers whose work is also centred on the theme of place.
Entries may be up to 3000 words or 40 lines of poetry. Entry fees are $10 per entry, and the Youth Category closes on 14 March 2016. The entry form, guidelines and other prize details are included on the website: https://notjackwritersprize.wordpress.com/. Interested writers are welcome to contact the prize at email@example.com.
Any student wishing to enter this competition is warmly encouraged to discuss ideas with their English teacher.
by Chris Millgate-Smith
Head of English