The 2018 competition is now closed.

Thank you for your entries.

 

​The finalists will be published on this page in March.

​Join us for both the prize ceremony and an In Conversation session with competition judge, Ryan O’Neill

on the eve of the Newcastle Writers Festival ​at 5.30pm, 6th April, 2018 at ​City Hall

 
Prizes

$3000

1st Prize

Awarded by The University of Newcastle

$1700

2nd Prize

Awarded by Newcastle Law Society

$1000

3rd Prize

Awarded by Westfield

$200

Highly Commended

Awarded by Foghorn Brewhouse

$200

Highly Commended

Awarded by MacLean's Booksellers

$100

Commended

Awarded by Elliot Watson Financial Planning

$100

Commended

Awarded by Dymocks Charlestown

Local Awards

$120 Voucher

Local Award

Awarded by Macquariedale Organic Wines

A case of wine

Local Award

Awarded by Tamburlaine Organic Wines

6 wines valued at ($120)

Local Award

Awarded by Pepper Tree Wines

$100 Cellar Door Voucher

Local Award

Awarded by Tulloch Wines

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