A watery short story comp

The Northern Rivers Echo and Rous Water short story competition is in full flow. The competition is designed to make people consider water and the important role it plays in our lives. Its especially relevant now as water shortage becomes the norm for many Australians.

Entries should encompass the theme Water for Life and be 500 words or less. (Plenty of room there for literary creativity.)

The comp is open to anyone living in the Lismore, Byron, Ballina and Richmond Valley areas and will be judged by Elizabeth Seidl, Echo arts and entertainment writer S Sorrensen and Echo editor Terra Sword.

There are three age categories 12 years and under, 13-18 years and 19 years and older with a $250 cash prize and $250 book voucher for the winner in each. The winners in the first two categories will also receive $150 for their school and runners up will all receive a $250 book voucher.

Entries for the short story competition close next Thursday, October 5. For more information and entry forms phone Elizabeth on 6621 8055 or email elizabeth.seidl@rouswater.nsw.gov.au.


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