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2023 Sutherland Shire Literary Competition

The 2023 Sutherland Shire Literary Competition invites submissions on the optional theme ‘Emerging’. Australian residents over 18 years of age are invited to submit their individual, original works in traditional verse, free verse and short story. Each category winner receives $1000, with Highly Commended awarded $500. A separate Shire Resident’s Prize of $250 may be also awarded for the best entry in each category from a Sutherland Shire resident not winning another prize in that category at the judges’ discretion.
Entries close 14 August; 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. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_