A free trip to Australia if your writing is good enough


The official title of the award is:

The Henry Lawson Award for Travel Writing

It is an annual prize sponsored by The Australian Tourist Commission and Qantas Airways

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The prize will go to an “exceptional story that best embodies Australia’s personality and uniqueness as a destination.”

Who is eligible? Anyone who has a story published about Oz in North America between November 1, 2003 and October 31, 2004. Ok, well, there are a few more rules than that, but you get the idea. Entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2004. Read the rest on their website.

Thanks for sending this in, James. I think it’s great that writers have an opportunity to go over there now, write it up, get it published, turn in their submission, and have a chance to win another trip for next year. Sometimes we don’t always find out about these with enough advance warning.