AWA 2021

This creative writing competition is 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 Works must be original unpublished prose and have a 1000 – 3000 word count.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 from 1 – 30 September 2024.

The cash 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. 


Entries will be judged by a panel of librarians and authors. The judges will be seeking 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 Sunday 1 September 2024, 12.00am (AWST)
Entries Close Monday 30 September 2024, 11.59pm (AWST)
Finalists notified by Friday 1 November 2024
Unsuccessful Entrants notified     Monday 4 November 2024
Winning entries on website Monday 2 December 2024