My Brother Jack Awards

 

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Opens 9am Wednesday 12 June 2019

Closes 5pm, Friday 26 July 2019

The My Brother Jack Awards, now in its 24th year, is a wonderful opportunity for writing and photography enthusiasts to showcase their talents and be in the running for some fantastic prizes.  These awards are open to people who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira.

 

SHORT STORY AWARDS

OPEN

3,000 word limit / No age restriction

First prize: $500

Second prize: $300

Third prize: $200

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

1,000 word limit / Years 10 to 12

First prize: $250 shopping voucher

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

500 word limit / Years 7 to 9

Prize: $200 shopping voucher

PRIMARY SCHOOL

500 word limit / Years 1 to 6

Prize: $150 shopping voucher

 

POETRY AWARDS

OPEN

60 line limit / No age restriction

First prize: $500

Second prize: $300

Third prize: $200

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

30 line limit / Years 10 to 12

Prize: $250 shopping voucher

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

10 line limit / Years 7 to 9

Prize: $200 shopping voucher

PRIMARY SCHOOL

10 line limit / Years 1 to 6

Prize: $150 shopping voucher

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS*

*Photography entries must in some way capture life in Glen Eira.

OPEN

No age restriction

Prize: $300

YOUTH

12–18 years

Prize: $200 shopping voucher

JUNIOR

5–11 years

Prize: $150 shopping voucher

 

How to Enter

  • Complete an entry form by clicking on the name of your selected entry and submit with your entry online in either a .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Photography entries must be submitted in .jpeg format only.
  • A separate entry form for each entry must be completed.
  • Do not include your personal information on your entry, only on the entry form.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you submit each entry successfully.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of entering this competition can be found here or mailed on request. To request a copy to be sent to you via post please call (03) 9524 3333 or email mbj@gleneira.vic.gov.au

 

Short story judges: Eliza Henry-Jones, Annette Trevitt and Angela Meyer

Poetry judges: Wendy Joseph and Ozlem Baro

Photography judge: Kim Walvisch

 

Judges’ Bios

Eliza Henry-Jones

Eliza is the author of Ache, In the Quiet and P is for Pearl. Her novels have been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and have been longlisted in the ABIA, Indie and CBCA Awards. Her work has appeared in places such as The Big Issue, The Guardian, The Age and Country Style. She grew up in Glen Eira and now lives on a little farm in the Yarra Valley.

Annette Trevitt

Annette moved from Sydney to Melbourne to study animation and stayed. She teaches fiction writing in professional writing programmes, and has taught non-fiction, script writing and TV comedy. Her short stories have been broadcast on ABC radio and by the BBC and published in literary magazines and anthologies, including Best Australian Stories and in the Fish Anthology in Ireland.

Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer’s writing has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Kill Your Darlings. A Superior Spectre is her debut novel (Ventura Press, ANZ & Saraband, UK). She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar, and for the past few years has published a range of Australian authors for Echo Publishing, including award-winners and an international number one bestseller. She lives in Elsternwick.

Wendy Joseph

Wendy Joseph is a graduate of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing course, La Trobe University and University of New England. She is a theatre director, dramaturg, tertiary-level teacher and freelance writer with work published in many mainstream and independent publications. When not writing Wendy loves reading and thinking about poetry.

Ozlem Baro

Ozlem Baro is a poet and photographer who has spent the last year travelling around the world. Her travel photography can be found on Instagram while her poetry is mostly scribbles on paper at the moment. Perhaps she will compile them into something coherent soon.

Kim Walvisch

Local photographer Kim Walvisch has been steadfastly documenting suburbia and has taken photos in more than one hundred suburbs and towns. She is hoping to create a nostalgic archive of how things looked before the takeover of development. Her book The ‘Burbs was published by Thames and Hudson Australia in late 2018. Her popular instagram account @sublurb showcases her newest and latest finds.