Non-Fiction Competition


5.00pm AWST Friday 5 October 2018



YOUTH (national): Free (10 to 18 years)

ADULT (national): 1 story $10; 2 stories $15; 3 stories $20


Word Counts

YOUTH: Max 1,000

ADULT: Max 2,500



Desire to Escape


How to Submit

Download and complete the entry form, ensuring you read the Conditions of Entry

Prepare a typed document using Arial size 12 font and double spacing (one-sided)

Post to KSP before the deadline together with a signed and fully completed entry form

Place in an A4-sized (C4) envelope and address to:

KSP Non-Fiction Awards

11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA 6056



*subject to discretion of judge*

First place certificates with $300 prize for open plus weekend residency at the KSP Writers' Centre (non-transferable, $300 value) and $100 for youth

Second place certificates with $150 prize for open and $50 for youth

Up to five commended certificates for both open and youth

Mundaring WA Young Writers encourgement award for under 14s with $25 prize

All winning entries offered publication in Swan Magazine

Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s End of Year Awards Ceremony


Competition Judge: Ken Spillman


Ken Spillman grew up in Perth and has been a full-time professional writer for most of his adult life. During 2008, Ken was a keynote speaker at the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference and a guest of the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Mussoorie International Writers’ Festival, and the Delhi Children’s Literature Festival. With more than 70 books to his name, Ken is one of Australia’s most prolific and versatile authors, editors and critics. He has tackled both fiction and non-fiction, winning and being shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (winner 1986, 2007) and the FAW National Literary Award (winner 1986). 

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