Premier’s Book Awards Open For Entries

Premier’s Book Awards Open For Entries

Western Australia Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards Open For Entries

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier’s Book Awards support, develop and recognise excellence in Western Australian writing with a total prize pool of $105,000 available
  • $60,000 Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship is one of the most valuable Literary awards in Australian and is open to Western Australian writers of any form or genre
  • Information about the Awards, including how to nominate, is available on the State Library’s website

Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman today announced the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards is open for entries.

“I am particularly pleased that these annual awards are focused on promoting the incredibly talented writers we have here in Western Australia.” Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman said.

 

“State Library is a fitting place to hold the awards as it is a home of education, learning and literature; a community hub where writing is cherished and celebrated.”

Premier’s Book Awards aim to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing.

Nominations are open for the following categories:

  • Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship valued at $60,000, designed to assist a Western Australian writer, in any genre, to develop their writing practice;
  • Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children valued at $15,000. This award will recognise quality writing for children (0-12) in any genre by an author/s residing in Western Australia and published in 2019. Self-published titles are eligible;
  • Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer valued at $15,000. This prize will be for the first published work, in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia and published in 2019. Self-published titles are eligible;
  • Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult ($15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books) for a new unpublished manuscript for a work of junior and young adult fiction, including graphic novels, by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer, Australia wide.

Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult Writing is open to Indigenous writers from across Australia. This Award is administered by Broome-based Indigenous publisher Magabala Books, with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Nominations close February 10, 2020 and winners will be announced during the Disrupted Festival of Ideas at the State Library of Western Australia in July 2020.