2024 State Literature Competition


Topics for the 2024 State Literature Competition are as follows:

  1. Midnight
  2. My First Love
  3. Fearless
  4. Crossroads

Categories (Fact or Fiction)

  1. Prose – Up to 1,000 words
  2. Prose – 1,000 – 2,000 words
  3. Poetry – Up to 15 lines
  4. Poetry – 16 – 32 lines
  5. Prose or Poetry under 100 words (New category for 2024)

Junior Members Section (Topics as above)

Primary students:

  • Under 12 years – Prose (Under 1,000 words)
  • Under 12 years – Poetry (Under 32 lines)

Secondary students:

  • 12–18 years – Prose (Under 1,000 words)
  • 12–18 years – Poetry (Under 32 lines)

Conditions of Entry

  1. The competition is open to all members, including junior members, of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc.
  2. Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must have been written in the past two years and not have been previously entered into the State Literature Competition.
  3. Topics are for both junior and senior members.
  4. Only one entry per Category A – E.
  5. Each entry to be accompanied by an entry form.
  6. All entries must be submitted by email as a Word document (as an attachment), and sent to Chairman, Communications and Magazine Committee at email: cwamagazine@cwaofvic.org.au
  7. Entries close at 5pm on Sunday, 31 March
  8. Topics, conditions of entry and entry form will be available in the Country Woman magazine and on the Association’s website.
  9. Late entries will not be accepted.
  10. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner of the Emilie Wilson Literature Award will be announced at the 2024 State Conference.

Download the entry form here.