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Under the Silver Tree Writing Competition

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Under the Silver Tree Cooperative Bookshop Ltd is again conducting its annual writing competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “Transformation”.

This theme was selected to commemorate the work of Albert Morris (1886 – 1939), the highly acclaimed amateur botanist, landscaper, ecologist and conservationist. He had the pioneering vision to believe that Broken Hill’s dust problems could be controlled by planting local vegetation and fencing off areas to allow the plants to regenerate and transform the denuded land, a concept that is today known as ecological restoration. Through his courage and persistence, Broken Hill became a liveable city. Today the Broken Hill Landcare Group is continuing Albert Morris’s work in the face of drought and climate change with Greening the Hill Mark II.

The “Transformation” theme can be interpreted as the writer wishes and does not have to relate to the environment.

Writers may respond to the theme by writing fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

Word limit: 2000 words.

Entry fee: $10 per entry. Entrants may submit more than one entry.

Prizes: First prize ($1000); Highly commended local* entry ($500); and three further prizes of $100 for encouragement or commendation may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Closing date: Sunday 1 March 2020.

For further information, please check out the information and submission guidelines provided by Under the Silver Tree Bookshop.

You can find out more about Under the Silver Tree Cooperative Bookshop on their Facebook page.

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