Braille House

Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition

Braille House is proud to announce that the Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition for 2022 is now open for entries from all Australian residents and the theme for our 101st year is TIME.

Competitions

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Sep 1, 2022

Location

Queensland

Artform

Writing and Publishing

Spread the word about this opportunity to pen a short story or poem and be in the running to win cash prizes in the 101st year of the Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition which is a National literary competition and is for children and adults who are blind or have low vision.

To enter, please download the entry forms below:

People who are blind or have low vision have told their stories for 101 years through this unique competition, this year is your turn!

The Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition is a national competition and is for children and adults who are blind or have low vision. There is also special “People’s Choice” award that will be open to anyone (even if you are sighted) and all entries in this category will be published on the Braille House website and the audience will get to choose the winner.

Entry is only $10 per category and there are 6 categories for all ages to enter and prize money is awarded in every category: $350 first prize per category and $150 second prize per category (judge’s decision is final).

Prizes awarded in 6 Categories:

Adult Short Story
Adult Poem/Song Lyrics/Limerick
Adult Article/Opinion e.g.: self-reflection, blog
Senior Student Creative Category, e.g: story, poem, song lyrics, limerick, blog,
Junior Student Creative Category, e.g: story, poem, song lyrics, limerick, blog
People’s Choice Category – Short Story. (All People’s Choice” entries will be published online for the public to vote).

Manuscripts must be an unpublished work, not on offer for publication before the announcement of awards and not have been recognised in any other competition.

Entries close Friday September 16 at 4pm. Entries should be submitted in hard copy Braille, Simbraille or Duxbury-readable file or in a Word document

Timing of competition: Entries close Friday September 16 at 4pm. Winners announced Friday October 7th at 4pm and then we publish the winners and runners up in a special anthology.

This unique competition has a proud history of showcasing the work of blind and low vision writers to a broader audience and has provided a platform for these people to tell their amazing stories.

For more information, visit Braille House