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July 1st, 2020 |

The 2020 Kate Challis RAKA Award is now open for applications from Indigenous poets. RAKA, which means ‘five’ in the Pintupi language, is awarded to an Indigenous artist in one of five categories annually, including creative prose, poetry, script writing, drama and visual arts. In 2020, the $20,000 award celebrates the best book of […]

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April 2nd, 2020 |

Entries are now open for the David Unaipon Award – an award that has launched the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers such as Ellen Van Neerven, Doris Pilkington Garimara, Tara June Winch and Samuel Wagan Watson. The prize includes $15,000 prize money plus manuscript development and publication […]

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February 13th, 2020 |

The 2020 Daisy Utemorrah Award is now open for entries! The Daisy Utemorrah Award is for an unpublished manuscript of junior or YA fiction. The Award is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples currently living in Australia. Generously supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the […]

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January 8th, 2019 |

Sponsored by Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and supporters, this prize, now in its fifth year, recognises the talent of young First Nations writers across Australia. In 2019, the prize will be awarded to the best short story (up to 3000 words in length) by an Indigenous writer who […]

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November 24th, 2017 |

WHO? Aboriginal youth aged 10-20 from rural or remote locations in Australia. WHAT? Short story of up to 5,000 words and/or art piece in any medium. THE DATES: Opens 20th November 2017. Early bird draw- 18th December 2017. Closes 14th February 2018 at 5pm.

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September 27th, 2017 |

Guidelines Closing date: 5pm Friday 13 October 2017 The NSW Government is committed to increasing public engagement with the arts. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and to encourage everyone to enjoy and learn from the work of our writers.

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April 10th, 2017 |

Are you an Australian First Nations writer with an original manuscript? You could win $10, 000 and a publication contract! The David Unaipon Award for Unpublished Indigenous Writers is now open for nominations! This Award is open to all unpublished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers anywhere in Australia. Manuscripts […]

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