Armadale Writers' Award

This is a creative writing competition open to adult writers living in Western Australia.

Works must be original unpublished prose and have a 1000 - 3000 word count. 

The Armadale Writers' Award will open and accept online entries only from 1 - 30 September 2023.


The Prizes for each category are:

1st Prize $1000
2nd Prize $750
3rd prize $500

Plus, seven finalists will receive a $50 book voucher.

These are presented at a private award ceremony. 


This award will be judged by a panel of authors and librarians. This is a creative writing competition and entries will be judged on originality of themes, plot development, story structure and overall quality of writing. 

Individual feedback cannot be provided. 

Writing Tips from the Judges

To learn what the judges will be looking for, read the Hints & Tips sheet.

Please read the Terms and Conditions to guarantee eligibility. Entries that fail to meet the requirements as laid out in the Terms and Conditions will not qualify for a prize. The promoter will not enter into correspondence regarding this matter.

Important Dates

Entries Open Friday 1 September 2023, 12.00am (AWST)
Entries Close Saturday 30 September 2023, 11.59pm (AWST)
Finalists notified by Monday 30 October 2023
Unsuccessful Entrants notified     Friday 3 November 2023
Winning entries on website Monday 4 December 2023


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