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 If you are not a current Overland subscriber, use this page to submit your essay to 2018 Fair Australia Prize.  


About the Fair Australia Prize

2018 theme: new collectives, old struggles

What does unionism mean to people today? What should be its objectives? How can we come together to make real change, now and into the future?

This prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for our future – to imagine a just, common future, and how we might get there together.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 5 x $3000 prizes and 3 x $1000 union member prizes. There are prizes for:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker, and
  • three best member entries (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only); these $1000 prizes are awarded to member entries in any of the above categories

 Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 233, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for union member entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks if you are a member on the form below.  


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Note: entries for the prize now close 11.59 pm 27 August 2018. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.


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