More than $5000 on offer in new Sutherland Shire Literary Competition

Literary competition launched: Councillors Michael Forshaw (left), Tom Croucher and Barry Collier and Kellie Wilson (community engagement) in Sutherland Shire Library. Picture: John Veage

A new literary competition to be held annually in Sutherland Shire aims to encourage local talent and show the area is rich in more than just sporting prowess, beaches and bushland.

Sutherland Shire Council has launched the competition, which will carry a first prize of $1000, plus $500 and $350 for second and third places, in each of the three categories – traditional (rhyming) poetry, free verse poetry and short stories. 

The council hopes to attract entries from poets and short story writers around Australia.

Continue at: St George and Sutherland Shire Leader