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Henry Lawson Festival | Short Story & Verse

The Henry Lawson Festival is an annual event held in Grenfell, NSW on the June long weekend. Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson, one of Australia’s best loved poets and writer of short stories. The Verse and Short Story competition is a highly regarded element of the Festival. There are prizes for various Short Story and Verse sections for adults and students, and the winning work is published in an anthology sold to the public.

Read the details of the competition on the Henry Lawson Festival website.
Total Prize Money $2500 
Section 1 – Verse (Limited to 48 lines). Statuette to be presented for best overall verse.

CLASS 1 – Traditional Verse, Australian theme. CLASS 2 – Humorous Verse, Australian theme

CLASS 3 – Free Verse, any theme. CLASS 4 – High School student, any theme (age under 18 years by closing date). CLASS 5 – Primary School Student, any theme. Entry Adult: $15 per entry
School Student: $0 free entry (maximum of 2 entries per student).

SECTION 2 – SHORT STORY (Limited to 2000 words). Harold Goodwin Memorial Statuette for best short story overall.

CLASS 1 – Open Short Story any theme.

CLASS 2 – High School student, any theme (age under 18 years by closing date). CLASS 3 – Primary School Student, any theme.

For more information, email verse@henrylawsonfestival.com.au
Entry forms are here.

All entries close Friday 28 March, 2014