The award is open to Australian citizens normally resident in Australia under the age of 18 on 31 May 2023. Entrants will need to supply proof of age and citizenship, and details of their Christian community. Entries must be the original and unpublished work of the author. Only one entry per person. Entries close on 31 May 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.
An entry will be disqualified if:
The entrant’s name appears on the entry.
The entry is handwritten.
This entry form is incomplete.
The word count of the entry exceeds 15,000 words or is not stated.
There is no minimum word count but a length between 3,000 and 5,000 words is suggested.
Entries are read and judged by a panel selected by the SparkLit Council. If, in the opinion of the judges, no entry meets the standard expected, no award will be made. The judges’ decision is final. The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any unsuitable entry.
Copyright of submitted work will remain with the author. The names and photos of winning entrants and copies of their winning entries may be published at the discretion of the Society.
Finalists will be notified in late August 2023. The awards will be announced and prizes presented during the SparkLit Awards Night in Melbourne in early September 2023. All entrants and interested persons are encouraged to attend the awards event.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1300 13 7725.