Alice Sinclair was a member of Hunter Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW and offered her support to get the Lake Macquarie Branch of FAWNSW up and running when there was an interest expressed by our founding member, Rina Robinson. Alice maintained her support of both Hunter and LakeMac FAW branches until her untimely death.
In recognition of her support, the branch set up a biennial writing competition in her honour.
This year’s competition:
To download full competition details: AS – Competition Package (v.200418)
To download the Entry Form: AS – entry form (v.200418)
Category A: Poetry (free or traditional to 50 lines) – open theme.
Category B: Short Story (to 2,500 words) – open theme.
Prizes in each category: $100 + certificate for first;
$25 + certificate for second;
Certificates for any commended entries.
Eligibility: Open to all writers.
Limit: Maximum two (2) stories and/or two (2) poems per entrant.
Entry fee: $10 for each entry in each category. Payments to be made by direct deposit as follows:
BSB 637 000
Account Number: 719873561
Name of account: Lake Macquarie Branch FAW
NB: Please include your name in ‘Reference’ for identification
Competition Conditions: provided in Competition Package download
Please note that you may only submit entries via email in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.
Submission of entries: Entries must be accompanied by the official Entry Form (please download above)
Entries with entry form are to be sent by email attachment to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Alice Sinclair Competition entry’ in the subject line of the email.
Closing date: Friday, 31 August 2018.
Notification of winners: Winners will be announced at the Lake Macquarie FAW meeting, Saturday, 10th November 2018. Results will also be published in the FAW(NSW) publication http://fawnsw.org.au/ , Writers Voice.
At the judges’ discretion, the first prize may be split between two entrants (i.e. certificate and $50 each).
Get those pencils sharpened!