The State Library of Western Australia is now accepting entries for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. These awards recognise excellence in Australian and Western Australian writing.
The categories are as follows: Children’s Books, Digital Narrative, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Scripts, Writing for Young Adults, West Australian History & Western Australian Emerging Writers. All works entered must have been published or produced between 1 January and 31 December 2013.
· The Digital Narrative Award is open to entrants who have created a narrative for a digital platform.
· The judging panel is looking for good storytelling (Fiction, Narrative Poem or Non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on an electronic device such as a PC, Mac, tablet or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, documentary or poem using words, images, film or interactive animation.
· The winner of this category will receive $5000, plus return flights and accommodation to Perth (if required) to receive the award at the ceremony.
· This category is open to entrants who meet at least one of the following criteria: Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia OR Whose entered work has Australia as its primary focus.
For more information about the Digital Narrative category please visit: http://pba.slwa.wa.gov.au/rules_and_entry
The closing date for entries in all categories is 5pm (WST) Friday 31 January 2014.
Copies of the works entered must be received at the address on the entry form no later than 5pm (WST) Friday 7 February 2014. Copies received after this date will not be accepted.
For more information and a link to the online entry form please visit: http://pba.slwa.wa.gov.au