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Shortlists announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Friday 20 March 2020
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the State Library of NSW announced today.

Entries open for $40,000 award for female scriptwriters

Friday 6 March 2020
Nominations opened for the 2020 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

History Awards call for 2020 nominations

Wednesday 19 February 2020
The State Library announces the opening of nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020.


Finalists for State Library’s new short film prize announced

Tuesday 4 June 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the best short films to premiere at the inaugural Shortstacks Short Film Festival on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Thursday 28 February 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2019. 

Entries open for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 22 February 2019
Entries now open for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019.

New $20,000 short film prize

Tuesday 29 January 2019
Shortstacks open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages.

Patricia Cornelius wins Mona Brand Award

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
One of Australia’s most uncompromising playwrights has won the 2018 Mona  Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

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