The State Library of Western Australia announces the Call for Entries for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and a new category, the Digital Narrative Award.
Entry is open to books, scripts and digital narrative which have been published/produced between 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010. To be eligible authors must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or whose work has Australia as its primary focus. The closing date for entries is 5pm Monday 31 January 2011.
There are 8 categories in the Awards: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Book, Writing for Young Adults, Poetry, Scripts, State Library of Western Australia West Australian History Award and the new Digital Narrative Award which recognises the use of new media in storytelling/writing.
The Premier’s Prize of $25,000 is presented to the overall winner, chosen from the category winners.
Prize money is made available by the Western Australian Government. The West Australian History Award is sponsored by the State Library of Western Australia.
The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards are managed by the State Library of Western Australia.
Writers or publishers wanting to enter their work should view or download the new Guidelines and then go to the Online Entry Form on the State Library’s website at http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/pba.html