The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Awards

The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Awards


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 sixth year the awards celebrate local writers and the stories that make up our community. This is the activity that can be done at home!

The awards are open to all types of writing including short story, poetry, memoir, song lyrics, fiction and non-fiction.

This years theme – change

Judges are looking for creative responses to the theme.

Word limit is 1200. You must be 18 years old to enter.

Please check entry information below before submitting your writing.

A reminder to make sure your name is not on your uploaded entry. We use a blind submission process to be fair to all.

Please note we have extended the close date to 6pm on 9 April.


Entries close 6pm – 9 April 2020

First Prize $2000.00

Two Highly Commended $500 Prizes

8 new prizes are now on offer. Total prize pool $7000.00

Winners will be announced on 19 May, 2020.

To submit your entry online – click here


The Darebin Mayor’s Writing Awards – Judging panel.

Each of the winners will be invited to have their work published in n-SCRIBE 15.


If you have enquiries please contact

Elizabeth Welch

Engagement Producer


Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

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