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One-Day Short Story Competition

Judged by Kate De Goldi, Gavin Bishop and Sally Blundell, this story-writing competition was open to two age groups. The winners are Nic Gorman in the adult section, and Kerry Lane in the youth section. Congratulations!

Thanks to all the authors who took part. Some authors have given permission for their work to be published here. Please note that to preserve formatting, stories are published as .pdf files.


Age groups, prizes

  • 13–17 years: 1500 words max.
    First prize $250 and publication of short story in The Press.
  • 18+ years: 1500 words max.
    First prize $750, publication of short story in The Press, one night at the Classic Villa, dinner for two at the Curator’s House and tickets for the Court Theatre.

Sponsored by The Press.

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