The Editia Prize will return in 2014 (with entries opening in November 2013). The inaugural winner was Carly Lorente, with Minyma, a snapshot into the lives of women in Central Australia. Read the post announcing the winner here, and an extract from Minyma here. Editia will publish the full work as an ebook late in 2013.
The information below will be updated when we launch the 2014 award but we’ll leave it here for now so you can see what the award was all about in its first year.
Are you the next Helen Garner or Chloe Hooper?
Would you like to win a digital publishing deal for a work of longform narrative journalism and receive a $2500 advance on royalties?
The Editia Prize is a new national award for previously unpublished* Australian or New Zealand creative non-fiction writing of between 10,000 and 35,000 words.
The judges of the inaugural award will be author and Gruen Transfer regular Jane Caro, former editor of The Australian and The Sunday Age Malcolm Schmidtke, University of Canberra Professor of Journalism and deputy chair of the Independent Media Inquiry Matthew Ricketson and Editia founder and publisher Charlotte Harper.
The panel will be looking for insightful work with substance that demonstrates a depth of reporting about a true life situation filled with emotion and intrigue. The winning entry will be well crafted, contain accurate and thoroughly researched information and hold the reader’s attention throughout.
Entries opened on November 30, 2012 and closed on March 1, 2013. To enter, participants were required to email their work of long form journalism, along with name, address and telephone number to email@example.com before March 1, 2013. The entries, which will not be returned, had to be be between 10,000 and 35,000 words and previously unpublished, and presented using a 14-point font with 1.5 line spacing.
* Self-published works were considered on the condition they were removed from sale upon entry in the competition.
Terms and Conditions
Game of Skill Terms and Conditions for the Editia Prize writing competition.
1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these conditions. Entries must comply with these conditions to be valid.
2. Entry is open to Australia and New Zealand residents aged 18 years or older. Employees and their immediate families of the Promoter and its agencies associated with this competition are not eligible to enter this competition.
3. To enter participants must email their work of long form journalism, along with name, address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The entries, which will not be returned, must be between 10,000 and 35,000 words and previously unpublished. Please use a 14-point font with 1.5 line spacing.
4. The competition commences at 00.01 (AEST) on Friday, November 30, 2012 and closes at 23.59 (AEST) on Friday, March 1, 2013 (“Entry Period”). Multiple entries will be accepted, however, each entry must be sent in as a separate correspondence.
5. This competition is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winners. All entries will be judged individually on their merits based on creativity. The best entry as determined by the judges will win a prize.
6. Judging will take place from 2pm (AEST) on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Editia, Room 24, B Block,
Gorman House Arts Centre,
55 Ainslie Avenue,
Braddon ACT 2612. Entries will be judged by author and Gruen Transfer regular Jane Caro, former editor of The Australian and The Sunday Age Malcolm Schmidtke, University of Canberra Professor of Journalism and deputy chair of the Independent Media Inquiry Matthew Ricketson and Editia founder and publisher Charlotte Harper.
7. The winner will be notified by phone and mail within 14 days of the judge’s decision.
8. Entrants confirm and promise that their entry is original has not been published before (self-published works will be considered providing they are removed from sale upon entry in the competition) and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
9. The entry judged to be the best will win;
a) A publishing contract with Editia
b) $2500 as an advance against royalties
c) A one-day package of social media and blogging training.
10. Total Prizes are valued at $3000
11. Entries must be received by the promoter during the Entry Period. Entries received after the end date and time will not count towards the competition.
12. In the event that the prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control, the Promoter may substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value.
13. Prizes are not transferable. The judges’ decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. Entries deemed void if forged, manipulated or tampered with in any way will be excluded from winning a prize.
14. Once the prize has left the Promoter’s premises they are not responsible for any late (or damage caused during) delivery of the prize.
15. It is the Participant’s responsibility to contact the promoter with any changes in personal details.
16. Entry details remain the property of the Promoter. The name and photograph of the winner may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless the winner otherwise notifies the Promoter at the time of accepting the prize.
17. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered or sustained (even if caused by negligence) as a result of entering this competition, accepting and/or using a prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
18. The Promoter reserves the right to request verification of age, identity, residential address of winners and any other information relevant to entry into or participation in this promotion. Verification is at the discretion of the Promoter, whose decision is final. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual who is involved in any way in interfering or tampering with the conduct of this promotion.
19. The winner agrees to participate in any news media activities surrounding the promotion such as photographic shoots and interviews.
20. Editia collects your information to include you in this competition and will disclose the information to others who help us run the competition. We may also use the information to assist us in improving our goods and services and to contact you in the future in regard to our other goods and services. We may share your information with other persons or entities that assist us in performing the above or with another company which provides prizes for the competition. You can contact us to gain access to your personal information by writing to The Privacy Officer, Editia, PO Box 3289, Manuka ACT 2603.
21. The Promoter is Editia, ABN 65 070 183 382, Room 24, B Block,
Gorman House Arts Centre,
55 Ainslie Avenue,
Braddon, ACT 2612. Phone: 02 6239 4065.