1Coal Creek Literary Festival Short Story and Poetry Competition



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1Coal Creek Literary Festival

Short Story and Poetry Competition

Entry Form

Entries Close Friday, 20th Sept, 2012

(no late entries accepted)

Name.......................................................................................................................

Address....................................................................................................................
Email.............................................................................................
Phone: Bus....................................A/Hrs..................................Mob.....................................

I have entered: ( Please tick the appropriate box )

Bert van Bedaf Short Story Award...

Open Poetry....................................

Under 18.........................................

Short Story ......................................

Poetry .............................................
Title of Story....................................................................................................
Number of Words.....................................
Title of Poem..........................................................................................................
Number of lines...........................................
All Entrants: I have read and understand the conditions of entry (over the Page),

and agree to abide by them. I certify that this is an original, previously unpublished story or poem, written by me. My entry has not previously won a cash prize in any other competition.

Signature of Entrant...........................................................................................

Signature of Parent or Guardian (if under 18 years of age ) .............................

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 12.00noon

The Magic Of Words



Copyright remains with the author, however the organisers reserve the right to publish works deemed suitable for publication.

Coal Creek Literary Festival

Short Story and Poetry Competition

Conditions of Entry (Please read carefully)

All entries must be on A4 white paper, fastened with a paper clip, no staples. Each entry is to be accompanied by a fully completed and signed entry form. (Entry form may be photocopied if needed).

Please provide two copies of each entry.

The author’s name and address must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Each page must be numbered and include the title of the story or poem.

Stories must be fictional, typed, double-spaced and no more than 500 words for Bert van Bedaf Memorial Prize.

Under 18, no more than 250 words,

Poetry, free or rhyming verse, to be of no more than 20 lines, double-spaced for all sections.



Any non-conforming entries will not be considered.

As entries will not be returned, entrants should keep a copy of their work.



Entries will not be accepted via fax, email, computer disc, or memory stick. Receipt of entries will be acknowledged by phone.

All entries must be mailed to: Coal Creek Literary Festival, P. O. Box 193, Korumburra 3950


Competition closes on Friday 20th September 2012. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entry Fees:

$15 Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award, for short story. $10 Open Poetry $5 Under 18 Short Story or Poetry

Cheques or money orders to be made out to:

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum”


Entries must be the original, previously unpublished work of the entrant. If your entry has been entered in another competition and wins a prize, you must notify us as soon as possible.

Multiple entries will be accepted in both categories, a separate fee applies for each entry.

The entry form on the other side of this document may be photocopied for multiple entries.

The judging panel’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Winners ONLY will be notified via telephone.
Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award $500

Open Poetry $200

Under 18 Short Story $100

Under 18 Poetry $100

Prize winners will be announced at 5.00pm at the Coal Creek Literary Festival



The winning entries will be published in The Great Southern Star Newspaper

and the December issue of The Burra Flyer.




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