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Open Prose Competition - 2021

Scribes Writers "Short Takes" Prose competition has now been judged and prizes awarded in both categories, Fictional Short Story and Memoir.

All prize winners including those Highly Commended and Commended have been advised but we would like once again to genuinely thank all entrants for their contribution and, further, to encourage them to keep contributing their work as they continue to grow in their skill.

The response we had this year was extraordinary with over 120 diverse entries spread over six states. It was great to see many first time entrants to the competition as well.
If you were one of the entrants this year may we again extend our thanks for your support but if you were not why not try your hand next year. Keep a check on this site for details.

The Judges' Report and Results in both categories can be accessed from the Prose Tab above (place the cursor on the Tab without clicking, roll down to and click on the page required from the list that drops down) or directly from here while the Awards List can be directly accessed from here.

The first and second prize winning entries, as we have permission to publish them, can be viewed as follows:

Category A (Short Story) - First Prize

Category A (Short Story) - Second Prize

Category B (Memoir) - First Prize

Category B (Memoir) - Second Prize

(A few tips on writing Short Stories can be accessed here and for Memoirs here.)


Each year Scribes Writers run a prose competition where cash prizes are awarded for first and second places with certificates for Highly Commended and Commended submissions.
Categories include short story and memoir and the competition, "Short Takes", is open to all, not just to our own members. Indeed, in past competitions, we have received entries from every state and territory of Australia.
The competition opens on or about the 1st May each year so put a note in your diary and check back here then for all the details, conditions and the entry form.
In the mean time you might like to peruse the Tips & Tricks pages, as mentioned below, to be found under the Prose Competition tab above.

We have prevailed on past judges to provide some tips on crafting a winning entry for both short story and memoir categories and these can be accessed here for short stories and here for memoirs.

For any further details please contact us.

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