2018 Competition entries due by 23 August

2018 Entries Closed!

With the 2018 entries now closed, we look forward to celebrating these wonderful stories at the awards presentation! (Info below.)  

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2016 Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Elyne Mitchell Writing Awards Winner of the Open category and $1000 prize is Melbourne writer Kasey Symons with her story “Sam’s Big Game”.   Winner of the Local category and $500 prize is Dixie Coutts with “Lost and Found” Roni O’Brien of Yarrawonga was awarded the $100…

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2016 Shortlisted Entries Announced

From an author…. As an entrant to this year’s Elyne Mitchell Writing Award it’s really heartening to be given such a clear picture of the judging process. This is something rarely shared, I find. As a writer it makes me feel my work, along with that of all my fellow entrants, will be given thorough, fair and…

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2013 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award Winners Announced

The atmosphere was electric as people gathered at the Uniting Church Hall in Corryong to hear who was to take home the titles of this year’s Elyne Mitchell Writing Award. People filed in from all over Australia and were treated to delicious fare provided by the Uniting Church ladies. The crowd mingled and enjoyed a…

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2013 Shortlisted Entries

2013 Short-Listed Entries – in alphabetical order by Author’s surname HARPERCOLLINS CATEGORY Charlotte Austin, Margaret Shirley Chalmers, The Onion Picker’s Daughter Jim Kent, The Iceman Came Once a Week OPEN CATEGORY  Alana Brekelman, Like Dust in Your Mother’s Hair Kerri Harris, Cubby Struther’s Transformation Iris Leach, The Reprobate Hero Isabella McNickle, The Funeral Jennifer Morris, Red Geraniums Jackie Tritt, Strange Harvest Deb…

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2013 Writing Award Categories Announced

2013 Writing Award Categories Announced! Next year we will be celebrating Elyne’s 100th Birthday. Two categories will be open to men for this special event. Our main Award will still be a Women’s Only spectacular!  • Women Writers Award. (Women over 18 years of age) One $1,000 Prize Awarded. 2500 Word Count  • Harper Collins…

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2013 Categories

2013 Writing Award Categories Announced! Next year we will be celebrating Elyne’s 100th Birthday. Two categories will be open to men for this special event. Our main Award will still be a Women’s Only spectacular! • Women Writers Award. (Women over 18 years of age) One $1,000 Prize Awarded. 2500 Word Count • Harper Collins…

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2013 Categories Announced

2013 Writing Award Categories Announced! Next year we will be celebrating Elyne’s 100th Birthday. Two categories will be open to men for this special event. Our main Award will still be a Women’s Only spectacular! • Women Writers Award. (Women over 18 years of age) One $1,000 Prize Awarded. 2500 Word Count. • Harper Collins…

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2012 Awards Announced!

The Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award for 2012 was presented in Corryong on Saturday night. The Award is a national competition and shortlisted winners travelled from all over the country to join in on the event and to show support for an event that encourages writers to share their rural anecdotes. In the Open…

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2012 Shortlisted Entries Announced!

This year’s competition was one of the tightest so far, with 11 in the shortlisted for the Open category and only 1 point separating the first 3 entries! The Local category was of similar quality with very close scoring, and the Emerging will be decided between the top two entries – $2000 will be shared…

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Presentation Night 2012 – Invite

The Friends of Corryong Library are pleased to announce that the presentation of the 2012 Elyne Mitchell Rural Women’s Writing Award will be held on Saturday 13th October 2012 at the Uniting Church Hall, Donaldson St, Corryong, Vic. The evening will begin at 7.00pm and will include a light meal and drinks. The Guest Speaker…

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Entries to judges

Thanks to all the entrants for this year’s Award! The entries have now closed and the stories are being forwarded to the judges this week….very exciting 🙂 Check out the info on our judges!

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Online entry submission

Some people seem to be having trouble getting the confirmation message after submitting their entry online….in every instance of which we’ve been aware, the entry has actually been received ok….however with only 2 days to go before entries close we will email a separate personalised confirmation when it is received….but if you’re in doubt please…

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2012 Deadline Extended!!

Due to some technical difficulties that some people have experienced with our online submission process, we have decided to extend the closing date for this year’s competition. You now have until 5pm on Friday 13th of July – so, last chance to win up to $1000 this year!

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