GOULBURN Valley Libraries are calling all poets and storywriters to get their entries in for the 2015 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize.
Now in its twenty-third year, the annual competition, which is sponsored by The Furphy Foundry Pty Ltd, was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of Author, Joseph Furphy.
The competition is divided into two sub categories; poetry and short stories.
Entrants can submit poetry pieces in their choice of style, on any subject and will be judged in two categories.
The Youth Section awards a prize of $75 for a poem of up to 30 lines and is open to entrants up to 18 years of age.
The second category, 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 categories. The Junior Section, for entrants up to 12 years of age carries a prize of $50 for a story of up to 1,500 words. The Youth Section, for entrants aged 13 to 18, carries a prize of $100 for a story of up to 3,000 words and the Open Section, which awards the winner a prize of $300 for a short story with a maximum word limit of 3,500 words.
Entries for the competition close on October 16 and entry forms are available from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or can be downloaded from the website, www.gvlibraries.com.au, for further information contact Event Organiser, Jan Sutton at Goulburn Valley Libraries on 1300 374 765.