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Short Fiction and Poetry Awards

Short Fiction and Poetry Awards

Entries for the City of Rockingham Short Fiction and Poetry Awards 2020 open on Monday 7 September 2020 and close on Friday 23 October 2020. The theme for the 2020 Short Fiction and Poetry Award is ‘Connection’. This theme can be interpreted in any way the writer chooses.

The awards are open to all Western Australian residents, and writers may enter into the following categories:

  • New Writer
  • Over 50s Writer 
  • Word. (Youth category)

All entries will be considered for the Open Category and local residents who enter will automatically be included for the Local Resident Award.

Word. Youth Writing Category

As part of the Short Fiction and Poetry Awards, young writers aged 12–18 are invited to enter the City’s Youth Writing Category, Word. Word. is open to young writers who can pursue a wider range of writing styles including short fiction, poetry, lyrics, opinion pieces or other forms of written expression. Young writers will still need to explore the theme of ‘connection’ in their writing, and will still be eligible for the Open award and Local Resident award if applicable.


Prizes announcements, entry form and terms and conditions will be available on Monday 7 September 2020. 

Contact the City on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au for more information.

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