The John Marsden Young Writers Prize is back for 2011!
Presented by Express Media and internationally acclaimed author John Marsden, the competition aims to encourage young writers by offering awesome prizes, great exposure and recognition from one of Australia’s most important authors.
There are two categories to enter in: Short Story and Poetry. There are separate competitions for people under 18 and people aged 18-25.
First place winners of both the Poetry and the Short Story Prize for under 18s receive $500 each. In the 18 – 24 Category the first place winner of the Short Story prize wins $3,000 and the first place winner of the poetry prize wins $1500.
First place winners are also published in the December issue of youth publication Voiceworks, while second and third place winners (as well as those with honourable mentions) are published on the Express Media website.
Entries must be submitted by mail before 5pm Wednesday 31st August 2011.
At the time of writing, the Express Media website (www.expressmedia.org.au) was having maintenance problems. So in order to get an entry form or more details you might need to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org