Lambing Flat Fellowship of Australian Writers Competition

2019 Poetry comp winner Colin Campbell with LFFAW member Joan Dwyer, LFFAW President Peter Symes and poetry second place Robyn Sykes.

Writers of all ages are invited to enter the 39th annual Lambing Flat (Young, NSW) FAW writing competition. The competition is open to all comers, both adult and school students. Writers of fiction, family history, romance or articles are invited to enter.  And don’t forget the poetry; traditional rhyming or free verse is most welcome. 

Adult Short Story word limit 1500 and Poetry 50 lines. Word and line limits for the various school student sections as per attached form.  Closing date 15th October. 

Entry fee $5 per entry. School students free.

There is no set theme so writers can let their fancy and pen fly.

Entries can be posted or emailed using our online form. All entries will be acknowledged.

Final Results, with judges’ comments, will be emailed to all entrants who have provided email addresses.

Email lambingflatbranchfaw@hotmail.com For more info phone Ted 0459707728.

Entries can be posted or emailed using our online form. All entries will be acknowledged.

Final Results, with judges’ comments, will be emailed to all entrants who have provided email addresses.

Entries can be posted or emailed. All entries will be acknowledged.

Final Results, with judges’ comments, will be emailed to all entrants.

Download the Entry Form

Students (Free Entry, limit 1 entry per person)

Hey Kids, Get inspired by our Anytime Activity and create some Poetry with Wynn

Junior Primary:  Poetry (Up to 15 Lines)

                               Short Story (up to 250 words)

Primary: Poetry (Up to 20 Lines)

                 Short Story (Up to 750 words)

Secondary: Poetry (Up to 25 lines)

                      Short Story (Up to 1000 words)

Download the Entry Form

Open Now

Closing 15 October 2021

Theme: Open

Adult 

$5 per Entry.

Poetry (Up to 50 lines)

Short Story (Up to 1500 Words) 

Download the Entry Form

How to use LFFAW competition entry form;

  1. Print entry form, complete details and post to our PO address, together with entry copies.

Or

  1. Complete entry form on screen, ticking required boxes (signature not required for online entries), “save as”  new file name, close, then email new file together with entries to lambingflatbranchfaw@hotmail.com

Enter Here FAW Fillable Entry Form 2021 or email lambingflatbranchfaw@hotmail.com and we will email you the entry form. See instructions at the end of this article if you are having trouble with the PDF. 

For more info phone Ted 0459707728.

2020 Winners 

Organized by the Lambing Flat branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, the Writing Competition was held in 2020 despite the cancellation of most activities scheduled for the National Cherry Festival.

A total of 396 entries were received in the open sections—from right across Australia—consisting of 168 short stories and 228 poems. A further 237 entries were received in our Schools Sections—mostly from schools in the local region.

The winner of the open short story was Jenny McLoughlin from Arundel in Queensland for her tale “Mad Molly”. The winner of the open poetry section was David Campbell from Airey’s Inlet in Victoria for his poem “Feeding Time”. 

LFFAW club members including President Peter Symes (top left) with Joan Dwyer, (front centre left) who is holding the Distinguished Service Award she received from FAWHQ recognising her contribution over her 36 year membership.

The Lambing Flat Regional branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW Inc

A community based group established in the Young district since 1982. Our aim is to encourage aspiring authors to develop and expand their writing experience. Writers cross all genres and our members cover all age groups. At our monthly meetings we gather to discuss our work and learn from each other how to improve our skills. Most of our members just write for personal enjoyment but several have published works.

Apart from our yearly writing competition, we hold at least one writing workshop each year open to the public. These are very popular to the point of us having to run extra sessions to meet the demand.

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