Short Story Categories, Conditions and Entry Form

  1. Primary School – Topic:   Any
    • A   Kindergarten to Yr 2 – one entry per child   Prize Money $25
      • B   Years 3 to 6 one entry per child   Prize Money $25
  1. Secondary School – Topic:   Any
  • A   Years 7 to 9 one entry per child   Prize Money $25
    • B   Years 10 to 12 one entry per child   Prize Money $25
  1. Local – Topic:   Any   (Local author, defined as a resident of the shires of Hilltops, Gundagai and Cootamundra, and Yass)   Prize Money $50
  2. Open – Topic:   Any     Prize Money $50
  1. Champion Short Story chosen from the above 6 categories     Prize Money $50


Entry Fee

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

Closing Date 10th March 2017
  • All short stories must be author’s original and unpublished work.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 JRWF event.
  • Winning entries will be announced and read on the 19th March 2017 as part of the festival.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries can be emailed to or posted to Jugiong Readers and Writers Festival c/- Joy Coggan, Linden, Jugiong NSW 2726