Thanks to all the young Queensland writers who sent us their short stories. Thanks to our marvellous judges for their time and expertise.
- First place $2,000
- Runners up $500
The Young Writers Award is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 18–25 for stories up to 2,500 words. Since 1998, the Young Writers Award has celebrated and showcased emerging Queensland voices.
Past winners and runners up include Romy Ash, Christopher Currie, Shastra Deo, James Halford, Rebecca Jessen, Benjamin Law, Megan McGrath, Chris Somerville, Ellen Wengert, and Tara June Winch.