Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards 2020

City of Melbourne Libraries

Event Date: 
3 May 2020 to 31 May 2020
Author / Presenters: 
City of Melbourne Libraries
Victorian writers, put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) and enter the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards. Supporting the talent and creativity of unpublished writers, the awards offer the chance to be recognised for your writing and win up to $12,000.

Award categories

The Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2020 will include the following categories:

  • The Dorothy Porter Award for Poetry (Up to 100 lines)
  • Narrative Non-Fiction (No more than 5000 words)
  • Short Story set in Melbourne (No more than 5000 words)
  • Life Writing Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers (No more than 5000 words)
  • Feature – Script/Play (No more than 30 pages)

The Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2020 sees the introduction of a new Feature category. The Feature category will change each competition, with the inaugural being Script/Play.

Entries open 2 March 2020 at 9am and close 31 May 2020.