The Verse and Short Story competition is a highly regarded literary element of the Henry Lawson Festival. There are multiple classes for various ages and abilities in both verse and short story. Judging is by impartial, highly regarded authors and performers. The winning work is published in an anthology which can be purchased from the coordinator for $25 including postage. The annual Short Story and Verse Competition closes at the end of March each year. Presentations will be made on the Saturday evening Awards ceremony.
The 2016 Short Story and Verse Competition is now closed.