The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.

Entries are now open for the 2016 Awards.

Prize categories:
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature
Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
Multicultural NSW Award
Indigenous Writers Prize (inaugural year in 2016, biennial prize)

Total prize money in 2015, including sponsored awards, is $305,000. Writers and illustrators whose works are nominated must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent residency.

In order to be eligible, all works must have been first published, performed, broadcast or screened between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015 (Indigenous Writers Prize excepted).

Entries close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 9 October 2015.

Each nomination must include:

1. A printed and signed copy of the Declaration of Entry
2. The required number of copies of work/s (Copies of ebooks or unpublished
plays and scripts must be in bound form, NOT loose-leafed)
3. Appropriate payment
4. Photocopied proof of government cardholder status, if claiming fee exemption

Incomplete nominations may be ineligible.

For enquiries about submitting a nomination email or telephone (02) 9273 1582.

2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Winners, shortlist and judges' comments

2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

View the winners and shortlist

2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

More information about the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

More information about the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

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