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Living Stories Writing Prize 2023 (NSW)

Living Stories 2023 is a writing competition for Western Sydney residents with a prize pool of over $10,000. This is your opportunity to express yourself by submitting a short story, poem or essay responding to the theme ‘the other city’.  Entries will be judged locally, with regional winners going on to vie for the overall prize in each category. Categories for entry are 10-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-18 years and adults (18+). All regional winners and highly commended entries will, in addition to a cash prize, have their work published in an anthology entitled Living Stories.
Entries close 30 April; learn more and enter.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_