All entries must have a specific reference to an Australasian rural experience. Entries may be fiction or non‐fiction.
2016 includes a “bonus” prize for the best non‐ fiction entry (Open or Local) – a $100 Dymocks voucher
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 ‐ $15 for Open category, $10 for Upper Murray category. The same story may be entered in more than one category provided it meets the guidelines for that category, an entry fee is paid and an entry form completed for each entry in each category.
Entry details as listed must be supplied in the body of the email in which the entry is submitted.
We prefer entries to be submitted electronically in .pdf format to email@example.com. Hard copy entries can be submitted with a cover sheet to CNC, 39 Hanson St, Corryong Vic 3707.
Entries will be acknowledged by return email. We strongly recommend that entry emails are sent with a “read receipt” to ensure receipt of submission.
Entries must be the entrant’s original work, in English, unpublished, and not have been acknowledged in any other competitions.
Entries should not be entered in any other competition during the submission and judging dates for this award.
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.
Shortlisted authors will be required to submit a Word version of their entry and a brief biography and photo for use in publications relating to this Award. Text & font will be standardized for publication unless specifically requested otherwise by the author.
No responsibility will be taken for entries and entries will not be returned.
All entrants retain the copyright of their work, but submission, bios and photographs may be published or used in promotional material, either online or in print by the Corryong Neighbourhood Centre or the Elyne Mitchell Writing Award.
Judging will be undertaken by a process determined by the Award organisers, by a panel of judges who will remain anonymous. All results are final and binding.
A shortlist of entries will be decided by the Award organisers based on judging results and judges’ recommendations.