26 May 2014

2014 Young Writers Innovation Prize


Express Media is proud to announce the return of the Young Writers Innovation Prize in 2014. Funded by the Copyright Agency, the prize is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young writers and artists to bring their brilliant writing or publishing ideas to life.

The idea will need to demonstrate innovation in the field of literature and/or publishing. It could include anything; from writing for zines, e-zines, comics, multimedia, websites, live performances, or spoken word. If you’re aged 30 or under in 2014, and you’ve got a big idea, we want to hear from you.

This year, the first prize winner will receive $5,000 to make their project a reality. Second and third prizes of $1,000 and $500 will be awarded respectively, giving them a valuable kick-start to reaching their goals. The key to getting submissions shortlisted will be by demonstrating innovation in the outcomes or approach to the project. Applicants are also encouraged to make their project sustainable beyond the initial prize.

For full prize guidelines, and how to apply, please click on this link: Young Writers Innovation Prize Guidelines 2014

You will also need a coversheet which you can find here

Applications close Friday 13th June, 2014.