THE Port Stephens Literature Awards for 2018 are now open and early entries are most welcome as this gives the judges more time to assess them.
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Sponsors are Port Stephens Council (PSC), Club Lemon Tree and again the local News Of The Area (NOTA) newspaper are championing these Awards.
One of the organisers Suzane Hamilton said, “The top eight stories receive cash prizes totalling $1100 and certificates of attainment are issued in the various commended sections.”
“Volunteer readers do the bulk of the work sifting through the entries and short listing the top twenty.”
“They also award the ‘Readers’ Choice’ award. Three new independent judges then rate them from one to twenty an add up the points to decide the winners, “ Ms Hamilton said.
This exhaustive process takes over a month after the closing date of 30 September with winners announced in November.
All those receiving prizes will be contacted by phone and listed on a result sheet on www.tilligerry.com
Full details of the competition and entry conditions can now be accessed on this website by clicking on ‘Literature Award’ in the left hand green sidebar.