The Greek-Australian Cultural League is announcing this year’s Literary Competition. This
Competition is now an established annual event in the cultural and literary scene of the Greek
community in Australia.

The Literary Competition includes works written in the Greek or English language, by writers
residing in Australia and over 18 years of age, in the following categories: Poetry and Short story.
We wish to remind you of its launch and also, to draw to your attention the importance of
the participation of all our members and friends in it. Please submit your works by Friday 8 th June,
2018.

With the participation of all of us, the Literary Competition will be upgraded through
reaching the widest pool of writers in Australia and also, it will give to all our members and friends
the opportunity to present their unpublished works to a wider audience.

Looking forward to your positive response, we are forwarding the Rules of the Literary
Competition and the Application for Participation that you may send together with your works to the
e-mail address gaclitcomp@gmail.com.

The winning entries in each category in each language will be published in Issue No. 64, 2018
of the annual bilingual periodical of the GACL, ANTIPODES. The results of the Literary Competition
will be announced at a special function incorporating the launch of the periodical Antipodes on
Sunday 7 th October 2018 at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis”, 570 Victoria Street,
North Melbourne.

2018 LITERARY COMPETITION RULES

  • The Literary Competition covers work written in either Greek or English in the following
    categories: poetry and short stories, by writers residing in Australia and over 18 years of
    age.
  •  Participants are required to complete a registration form which can be downloaded
    from the Greek-Australian Cultural League website (www.gacl.com.au) and should
    be emailed to the Literary Competition address: gaclitcomp@gmail.com (or use the
    application form included at the end of this letter and email it)
  • The adjudication will be separate for each language.
  •  Participants may submit work in one or all the categories and in one or both
    languages, with only one piece in each category they choose.
  • Works that do not comply with the limits of content, as prescribed below, will be
    automatically rejected and will not be forwarded to the Judging Panel.
  • Content limits: Poem 100 verses (lines); Short story 2000 words;
  • All submissions should be the original work(s) of the authors and should not have
    been submitted in another competition or have been previously published.
  • Each work submitted should be signed by a pseudonym (nom de plume) and the
    same pseudonym should be used in signing all the entries submitted by the same
    person.
  • Each competition entry should be sent only electronically (Word document
    attachment) to the competition email address: gaclitcomp@gmail.com. Additionally,
    in a separate text sent to the same email address, participants are required to forward their particulars, including the pseudonym, the full name, address and telephone numbers and also, the number of verses in their poems and number of words in their short stories.
  • The First Prize in each category and in each language will receive a commemorative
    certificate and a monetary prize. The Second and Third Prizes and any
    Commendations will receive a commemorative award certificate and books.
  • In all categories and languages, the works awarded First Prize will be published in the 64 th issue of the periodical Antipodes which will be launched on the day of the announcement of the awards, Sunday 7 th October 2018 at the Panarcadian Association, 570 Victoria Street, North Melbourne, from 3:00 pm.

 

APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE GACLM LITERARY COMPETITION 2018
Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Telephone:………………………….. Ε-mail: ………………………………………………………………….
Title(s) of work (s) submitted:
………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Language(es) of works submitted: …………………………………….Pseudonym:
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I, the undersigned certify that:
1. I am the author of the submitted works.
2. The work(s) has/have not been submitted in other competitions or published in any
printed form previously.
3. I permit the GACL to publish my winning work/s and make any grammatical or syntactical
changes as may be deemed necessary.
Signature: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Please complete and email this application form to: gaclitcomp@gmail.com