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Mayor’s Short Story Writing Awards
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Mayor's Short Story Awards

Got a good idea for a short story? Then get it down for your chance to win cash and other prizes in the Mayor’s Short Story Writing Awards. Held by Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Peninsula Writers’ Club, the awards aim to encourage and support Peninsula writers of all abilities, celebrate our diverse talent and showcase local stories and voices.

There are three categories:

  • 8-12 years – 500-word limit, short creative fiction; $500 prize and Mornington Peninsula bookstore vouchers
  • 12-17 years – 1000-word limit, short creative fiction; $500 prize and Mornington Peninsula bookstore vouchers
  • 18-plus – 2000-word limit, short creative fiction; $1000 prize and two-week Police Point artist residency


Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, August 1, and will be judged by authors Gary Disher, Paul Kennedy and Danielle Binks with Mayor Despi O’Connor. Winners will be announced in September. Click here for more information and to apply.

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