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Eureka Street/Reader's Feast and Margaret Dooley Awards 2009

Staff |  22 March 2009

The 2009 Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award for Social Justice/Human Rights Writing (for writers aged 30+)

Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Writers AwardsClimate change and the global financial crisis: Can we afford to save the planet?

The Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award is offered to the writer of the essay that offers the best analysis of a current social justice or human rights issue from Australia or around the world.

Submissions to the 2009 award should articulate and explore the theme Climate change and the global financial crisis: Can we afford to save the planet? Essays should feature a strong humane perspective, and provide criticism of current situations as well as suggesting positive outcomes or alternative ways forward.

The winner's essay will be announced and presented during the Reader's Feast Crime and Justice Festival, taking place in Melbourne on 17, 18 and 19 July, and will be published in Eureka Street.

Submission Guidelines (read carefully)
1. The award of $5000 is open to any Australian writer aged 30 or over as of 1 January 2009.


2. Only previously unpublished essays will be considered.
3. The essay should be of no more than 2000 words.
4. All entries must be received by 5pm Friday, 12 June, 2009.
5. Electronic submissions only. Please email your submission as a Word attachment to eureka@eurekastreet.com.au. Include the words ‘Submission: Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award' in the subject line. Include a COVER LETTER in the body of your email, stating your full name, age, postal address and a contact telephone number.
6. The judge's decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
7. By submitting entries to the Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award, the author acknowledges that the essay is their own original work, and agrees to abide by the rules of the competition and the decision of the judges.

 

Margaret Dooley Award for Young Writers 2009
(under-30s age category)

Margaret Dooley AwardEureka Street's Margaret Dooley Award is offered to support the development of young writers. Entrants should submit a piece of writing that offers reasoned ethical argument based on humane values. This could take many forms, for example: advocacy or criticism of current ethical frameworks; an ethical response to a contemporary social or political issue; ethical exploration of personal experience or cultural phenomena.

The winner's essay, and the two runners-up, will be announced and presented during the Reader's Feast Crime and Justice Festival, taking place in Melbourne on 17, 18 and 19 July, and will be published in Eureka Street.

Submission Guidelines (read carefully)
1. The award of $1500 is open to any writer under the age of 30, as of 1 January 2009. Second place in the award is awarded $350, and third $150.
2. Entrants must submit a previously unpublished piece of ethical exploration that will engage a non-specialist audience. Contributions will be judged for their appeal to humane values, such as those that are found within, but are not exclusive to, the best of the Christian humanist tradition. These should be expressed in clear argument and elegant expression, and a generosity and courtesy of spirit within forceful argument.
3. The piece of writing should be of no more than 1500 words.
4. All entries must be received by 5pm Friday, 12 June 2009.
5. Electronic submissions only. Please email your submission as a Word attachment to dooleyaward@eurekastreet.com.au. Include a COVER LETTER in the body of your email, stating your full name, age, postal address and a contact telephone number.
6. The awards will be made only if the judges believe the winning entries are of sufficient quality. The judge's decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
7. By submitting entries to the 2009 Margaret Dooley Award, the author acknowledges that the pieces are their own original work, and agrees to abide by the rules of the competition and the decision of the judges.

Past winners: Eureka Street/Reader's Feast Award
Past winners: Margaret Dooley Award


 

 


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