2018 Competition entries due by 23 August

2018 Competition

2018 Competition

Reach for the Stars – Strive for Excellence


The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates the celebrated author of the Silver Brumby’s life and work, and has been established to encourage all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape.

2018 Competition:

  • Up to 2500 words referencing an Australasian rural experience
  • 2018 Theme: ‘Reach for the Stars – Strive for Excellence’
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction

Categories, Entry Fees, and Prizes:

  • Fiction or Non-Fiction Open Category – $15 per entry- 1 x $1000 prize money
  • Snowy Hydro Upper Murray Writers Category – $10 per entry – Open to residents of Towong, Snowy Valleys and Indigo Shires – 1 x $500 prize money
  • Best Non Fiction Entry “Bonus” Prize – $100 Dymocks Voucher
  • Local Encouragement Award -$50 Dymocks Voucher
  • Local Photography Competition – Open to residents of Towong, Snowy Valleys and Indigo Shires – $5 per entry – great prizes to be won

Dates to Remember:

Closing date for entries – 5.00pm Thursday 23th August 2018

Shortlist Announced – 1st October, 2018 Winners announced: TBC

Contact Details:

For further information contact the CNC on 02 6076 2176 or sara@corryongnc.org

You can download the PDF Entry form HERE

Read the Terms & Conditions HERE

How to Submit Your Entry

  1. Submit your entry (up to 2500 words) in a double spaced .pdf format
  2. Email your entry to sara@corryongnc.org
  3. Include the information listed below in the covering email.

Authors Name

Title of Entry (same as filename)

Word Count (if applicable)

Postal Address

Contact Email (if different from sender)

Telephone Number

Fiction or Non Fiction (if applicable)

Category – Open ($15) , Upper Murray ($10), or both ($25), Photography ($5)

Method of payment ‐ EFT (date) or chq (chq no.) & amount paid


In submitting your entry, you affirm that you are the author of the submitted work, that all details are correct and that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Entry.

Entry Fees

Payment for entries can be made in one of the following ways:

1. By cheque:

Posted to  c/- CNC 39 Hanson St, Corryong Vic 3707

Please include a copy of the covering email sent with your entry with your cheque

2. By electronic funds transfer (eft or internet banking):

BSB: 803070 (WAW)

Acct: 100096205

Acct: CNC

Bank: WAW Credit Union

Please use your surname as the payment reference