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IA Writing Competition: FEBRUARY WINNERS!

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Independent Australia is proud to announce the IA Writing Competition winners for February! 

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our February entries:

Most Compelling Article


Therese Taylor | 'David McBride book review stirs controversy'


Highly Commended

Kim Sawyer | 'Banks doing little to protect scam victims'

Most Enthralling Creative Work


Andrew Hefferan |'POEM: Catching air' AND Darren Rexter |'POEM: Housing crisis

Therese TaylorDarren Rexter and Andrew Hefferan's submissions have now been published on the IA website and each receives a complimentary 12-month subscription to IA. They have also been shortlisted for the overall $1,000 prize and publication in the special 2025 edition of IA in Print


Non-fiction article entries are judged by the founder of the Australian Press Council and former CEO and editor-in-chief of The Age, Ranald Macdonald AO. 

Creative work entries are judged by Australian theatre and film producer and former Sydney Writers' Festival CEO and director of Adelaide Writers' Week, Jo Dyer.

Your stories are important, so enter your non-fiction article or your creative work masterpiece (or both) for your chance to be published in our printed magazine edition and win $1,000! 

The competition concludes on 12 September 2024 and we are now accepting entries for March. So, get those pens pumping and keyboards cracking — we can't wait to receive your submissions!

* Full competition details and conditions of entry HERE.

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