The Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize is a new creative writing competition for residents of Western Sydney, which is home to 2.5 million Australians originating from 180 countries, speaking almost 100 different languages, and residing in 13 local government areas.
Western Sydney is a place that has changed in the past, is changing right now, and will continue to change into the future. Some of those changes have been traumatic and painful, others have been full of joy, relief, and new beginnings. Ours is a dynamic place made up of intersecting yet distinct communities, each bringing with it a rich mosaic of history, complexity and stories.
Your poem, story or personal essay (500 words maximum) will be judged by panels drawn from your local community. The winners from each LGA will go to a second panel to vie for the top prize.
Entries close: 2 May 2021.