2018 Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award

Event Details

The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Award is an annual award for writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin.

Now in its fifth year the awards celebrate local writers and the stories that make up our community.

The winner of this year’s award will receive a prize of $1500. Additionally, two shortlisted writers each will receive a prize of $500. Entries will be judged by a panel of three professional writers: Louise Swinn, Susan Johnston and Adolfo Aranjuez.

This year’s award is for short works (700 words or less) on the theme:

The table is a meeting place, even the simplest meal is a gift.

We are looking for stories about food and food rituals culture and traditions. The stories told at dinner tables. The smells, colours and textures of food and its preparation.

Works of all genres are accepted.

Entries open here 14 March 2018

Entries close 24 April 2018

Wining entry receives $1500 and two shortlisted writers will receive $500 each

Click here for Submission guidelines 2018

If you have enquiries please contact

Elizabeth Welch

Engagement Producer

Darebin Council



9 March - 24 April, 2018

Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888