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October 06, 2017

TIME is running out to enter the 2017 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize writing competition.

TIME is running out to enter the 2017 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize writing competition.

Now in its 25th year, the Literary Prize was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of Australian author and poet Joseph Furphy.

Widely regarded as the ‘Father of the Australian novel’, Furphy wrote numerous books and articles under his pen name, Tom Collins.

Poetry entries may be on any subject, in any style, and will be judged in two sections.

The youth section is for entrants up to 18 years of age and carries a prize of $75 for a poem of up to 30 Lines.

The open section carries a prize of $150 for a poem of up to 40 Lines.

Entries for the short story competition will be judged in three sections.

The junior section caters for entrants up to 12 years of age and carries a prize of $50 for a story of up to 2,000 words.

The youth section, for entrants 13 to 18 years of age, carries a prize of $100 for a story of up to 3000 words.

The open section carries a prize of $300 for a short story with a maximum word limit of 3500.

Entries close October 20 and you can get them in any Goulburn Valley Library or at gvlibraries.com.au

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