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September 29, 2017

Entries are open for the Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize.

Those interested in entering the Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize are encouraged to get their entries in soon.

Now in its 25th year, the literary prize was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of Joseph Furphy, who under the pen name of Tom Collins, wrote a number of books and articles.

There are several categories people can enter into in the competition such as poetry and short story.

Poetry entries may be on any subject, and in any style, and will be judged in two sections.

The youth section is for entrants up to 18 years of age and carries a prize of $75 for a poem of up to 30 lines.

The open section carries a prize of $150 for a poem of up to 40 lines.

Entries for the short story competition will be judged in three sections.

The junior section caters for entrants up to 12 years of age and carries a prize of $50 for a story of up to 2000 words.

The youth section, for entrants 13 to 18 years, carries a $100 prize for a story of up to 3000 words.

The open section carries a prize of $300 for a short story with a maximum word limit of 3500 words.

■ Entries for the competition close on October 20 and entry forms are available from all branches of Goulburn Valley Libraries, or may be downloaded from gvlibraries.com.au

■ For more information, phone Jan Sutton at Goulburn Valley Libraries on 1300374765.

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