Popular writing competition returns

Published on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 1:20:54 PM

Geraldton Regional Library’s popular Big Sky Short Story Prize returns next week and local storytellers are encouraged to share their imaginative and original tales for a chance to win big.

First prize includes the chosen story published online via the Library’s catalogue, $500 cash as well as VIP access to the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival.

The runner-up will also have their work published and secure VIP access to the prestigious event.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn encouraged locals to submit a tale.

“Many creatives call the Midwest home and the Big Sky Short Story Prize is their chance to have an original story published and claim the top gong,” he said.

“The competition continuously attracts high-quality and imaginative entries and I’m sure this year will be just the same.

“If you’ve been thinking about a tale and haven’t put the words down as yet, now is the time to do so and share that story through the Big Sky Short Story Prize.”

In 2021, first prize was secured by Erin Middleton and runner-up went to Natasha Harradine. Highly Commended awards were also presented to Denise Combes, Heidi Barker, Annette Sellers and Leanne Nunn-White.

The Big Sky Short Story Prize opens on Monday 18 April and entries close on Friday 15 July.

Winners will be announced at the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival Opening Night at the Geraldton Regional Library.

How to enter as well as terms and conditions of the competition are available on the Library’s website by clicking here.

Details about this year’s Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival will be announced in July.

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