Find out details and download entry forms on this page.
Under the Silver Tree holds writing competitions to further our mission of encouraging reading, writing and the love of literature. We acknowledge the continuous support of West Darling Arts.
For the purposes of our competitions *Western Region is defined as a resident of Far West NSW, the areas encompassed by Broken Hill
City Council, Wentworth Shire Council, Central Darling Shire and the Western Unincorporated Area.
SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2023
2023 Short Story Competition
Winners Announced 2023
SILVER TREE POETRY COMPETITION 2023
Winners announced 24 June 2023
Sat 24 June 2023 at the Art Exchange, 313 Argent Street, Broken Hill at 6 pm.
JUDGE: Robyn Sykes - a multi-awarded poet and performer.
FIRST PRIZE : $1,000
BEST ENTRY from the WESTERN REGION* $300 donated by West Darling Arts
BEST JUNIOR ENTRY $200 donated by West Darling Arts
HIGHLY COMMENDED $100
Word limit: 50 lines
This competition is open to all ages
THERE IS NO SET THEME OR STYLE
NON-FICTION WRITING COMPETITION 2022
2022 Short Story Competition
Entrants in this competition will write a biography of a family member or friend who has spent a significant part of their life in the Western Region.
There are two sections:
one for individual authors
and another for collaboration
FIRST PRIZE - $500 (each section)
HIGHLY COMMENDED - $100 ( up to 5 for each section)
WEST DARLING ARTS PRIZE for writer aged 18 or under - $100
Do you have a great story to tell but need a collaborator to work with you to write the story? If so, you are welcome to contact Under the Silver Tree Bookshop who can assist you to find a collaborator.