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.

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

1000 words or less.

This years theme is Lucky.

Are you lucky? Are you living in the lucky country? Does luck shine on you? Does it bring to mind The I Ching,  four leaf clovers, stories of winning and losing?

Looking for your creative response to the word lucky.

Please read the guidelines carefully.

رجمة عكسيّة لِ:






Click here for Guidelines and Conditions of entry.

Three professional judges will choose an overall winner and two highly commended entries.

Award winners announced May 16.

The winner receives $2000.00 cash prize

and the two highly commended receive $500 each.

 Click here to enter

Entries close 8 April, 2019.


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