Terms & Conditions


Terms and Conditions

  • All entries must have a specific reference to an Australian rural experience. Entries may be fiction or non-fiction in the Local and Women Writers Categories, with no other particular theme applicable. Entries in the Harper Collins Category must be a rural memoir and be non-fiction.
  • Entries must not exceed 2,500 words
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per person, however every entry attracts a non-refundable fee of $10. The same story may be entered in more than one category if it meets the guidelines for that category.
  • Entries must be the entrants original work, in English, unpublished, and not have been acknowledged in any other competitions.
  • Each entry form must be signed and dated by the author.
  • Each entry must be typed, double-line spaced and on A4 size paper. Email entries should be in pdf format. Three copies of the manuscript must be provided for each entry sent by mail.
  • The author’s name must not appear on any page within the story itself.
  • The front page of the story should contain the title that matches the title on the Entry form, and include the Word Count, but not the author’s name.
  • Once an entry is submitted, the manuscript is final. The entry may not be withdrawn nor any alterations made.
  • Authors are advised to keep a copy of their entry, all entries will be acknowledged.
  • No responsibility will be taken for entries and entries will not be returned.
  • Late entries and/or those in breach of the entry conditions will be excluded.