Short Story Competition


  1. Primary School – Topic:   Bringing it to light
  • 1a   Years 3 to 6 – one entry per child
    Prize Money $25
  1. Secondary School – Topic:   Bringing it to light
  • 2a   Years 7 to 9 one entry per child
       Prize Money $25
  • 2b   Years 10 to 12 – one entry per child
        Prize Money $25
  1. Local – Topic:   Bringing it to light
    Local author, defined as a resident of the shires of Hilltops, Gundagai and Cootamundra, and Yass)
        Prize Money $75
  2. Open – Topic:  Bringing it to light
         Prize Money $75

5.         Champion Short Story chosen from the above 6 categories
            Prize Money $100



Entry Fee

Schools – $10 per school
Local – $5 per entry
Open – $5 per entry

  • Closing Date: 7 May 2021
  • All short stories must be author’s original and unpublished work.
  • For school children, the JWF committee kindly requests very minimal assistance from parents and/or teachers
  • Short Story must not be illustrated
  • Entries must be submitted without names on entry, but with name and details on entry form so that Short Stories can be judged anonymously.
  • Limit: Short Story no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Copyright remains with author however JWF reserves the right to have any entry published, reproduced or publicised for promotion purposes or as part of the JWF event.
  • Winning entries will be announced and read on the 28 May 2021 as part of the festival.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries can be sent to: or
enter online:
or post to: 

Jugiong Writers Festival,
c/- Joy Coggan, 
Jugiong NSW 2726