Young Writers Award Entries Extended!

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Entries for the Margaret Egan Young Writers Award have been extended and will close 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

The Margaret Egan Young Writers Award is open to people living in Hume, aged 15 to 18. Entrants need to submit a piece of non-fiction work of up to 2,000 words, for a chance to win a share of $1500 worth of prizes.

Broadmeadows-born author and lecturer Caroline van de Pol has partnered with Council and Writers Victoria to offer the Margaret Egan Young Writers Award.

Ms van de Pol, who is funding and administering the prize, said she had the benefit of great support in teachers, university lecturers and career mentors throughout her life.

“I am hoping I can help others to dream big, as well as offering the support and encouragement they need to help their dreams become a reality,” Ms van de Pol said.

“The award is named in memory of my late sister Margaret, who lived with schizophrenia, Margaret had a passion for writing and would use it to help her during difficult periods.”

Submit your entry by clicking here to fill out the form.

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to young people living in Hume aged between 15 – 18 years at the time of entry.
  • Entries open from 9am Thursday 1 November 2018 and the new closing date is 5pm Friday 15 March 2019. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019. Winner(s) will be announced on 7 April 2019 at the Broadmeadows Street Festival.
  • Only one entry per person may be submitted. Entries of up to 2,000 words of nonfiction prose (essay/feature article/memoir/creative nonfiction) will be accepted.
  • Written work submitted must be digital word document files submitted via an entry form.
  • Entry into the Young Writers Award requires that the subjects within any material presented have given permission for their identity to appear in publications, online and print media.
  • Entries submitted must be the entrant’s own work.
  • Copyright remains with the author, however by entering the awards the writer grants Hume City Council license to use the material and the entrant’s full name for promotional purposes including publication in online and print media.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Finalists’ material may be displayed in an exhibition within Hume Libraries branches.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 22 November 2018


Updated : 3:58 PM, 12 December 2018