QUEENSLAND PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

Premier and Minister for Reconstruction The Honourable Anna Bligh

Monday, March 28, 2011

CALLING AUSTRALIAN WRITERS: NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR QUEENSLAND PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO NATIONAL MEDIA (ATTENTION: ARTS EDITORS, BOOK REVIEWERS, HUMAN INTEREST EDITORS)

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh today launched the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and encouraged writers across the nation to enter the prestigious awards.

“The Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards have grown to become a much anticipated event on the national literary calendar and they are one of the most diverse awards programs of their kind,” Premier Bligh said.

With $230,000 in prize money offered across 14 categories, the awards have a proud history of recognising, celebrating and supporting outstanding Australian writers on a national scale.

“I encourage all Australian writers to enter and I look forward to announcing the award recipients in September,” Premier Bligh said.
The awards offer $230,000 in prize money across the following 14 categories:

•Fiction Book Award $25,000
•Emerging Queensland Author – Manuscript Award $20,000
•Unpublished Indigenous Writer – Arts Queensland David Unaipon Award $20,000
•Non-Fiction Book Award $15,000
•History Book – Faculty of Arts, The University of Queensland Award $15,000
•Children’s Book – Mary Ryan’s Award $15,000
•Young Adult Book Award $15,000
•Science Writer Award $15,000
•Poetry Collection – Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award $15,000
•Australian Short Story Collection – Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award $15,000
•Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate – The Harry Williams Award $15,000
•Film Script – Screen Queensland Award $15,000
•Drama Script (Stage) - Griffith University Creative Writing ProgramAward $15,000
•Television Script – QUT Creative Industries Award $15,000

Entries close on Friday 6 May 2011. Visit www.literaryawards.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3405 5215 for more information.
Sponsors of the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards are: ABC Radio National  UQP The University of Queensland  Mary Ryan’s   Screen Queensland   Griffith University  QUT   Brisbane Writer’s Festival   A State of Writing
The Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards is funded by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Arts Queensland.
MEDIA: Premier's Office on (07) 3224 4500

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