Competition for Hills Writers

Budding Hills Writers have the chance to win from a total prize pool of $10,000 in The Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize.

The creative writing competition, which is presented by WestWords and WestLit Libraries, and supported by The Hills Shire Council, will now be accepting entries in the form of poems, personal essays and stories on this year’s theme ‘the other city’. The Hills Shire Library Service will also be running creative writing workshops during the month of April to help local entrants craft their pieces.

The Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize is open to western Sydney residents, aged 10 years and older. There are four age categories that people can enter and these include: 10-12 years; 13-15 years; 16-18 years; and adults (18+). Entries will be judged by a local judging panel. The winners from this panel will then vie for the top prize against winners from other local government areas in Western Sydney.

Entries close midnight, Sunday April 30 and can be submitted online via the WestWords website,

Local winners and highly commended entries in each category will be announced in June, with the overall winners of the Western Sydney competition being announced in July. For more information, visit: