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Blogging for Beginners

Got something to say, but not sure how to go about it? Blogging connects you with a global audience, and we'll show you how to make the most of it.

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How to Get More Blog Readers

Go from zero (comments) to hero with our techniques to increase your blog readership. Attract an active audience to your digital soapbox today!

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Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.


The Business of Freelancing

If you're keen to get started as a freelance writer, but you're not sure about the nuts and bolts of it all, this course is for you!

2014 Sponsors


Random House Australia

Best Australian Blogs Competition

2015 and beyond

We’ll soon be announcing a new blogging initiative to celebrate our wonderful blogosphere in 2015 and beyond.
Please note that this means that we won’t be running the Best Australian Blogs competition this year.

Stay tuned!

2014 Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2014! You’ll find the full list of winners here. You can also check out the full list of finalists here.

If you’re inspired to set up your own blog, but aren’t quite sure where to begin – check out our popular online course in Blogging for Beginners, or our next-level course How to get more blog readers.


In 2014 there were more than ten thousand dollars’ worth of prizes. The 2014 winner of the Best Australian Blogs Competition, Christina Soong, received:

  • The grand prize of the Best Australian Blogs Competition is a seven-day trip to Turkey with the global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar.This is set to be an amazing journey and the winner of the Best Australian Blogs Competition for 2014 will have this unforgettable experience.This will be a seven-night guided holiday comprising return economy flights, centrally-located accommodation, most meals, an array of exclusive Insider Experiences, in-destination transfers and ground transportation, services of a Trafalgar Travel Director and insider moments from Local Experts.bab-istanbul3Wander through the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus – the strait which separates Europe and Asia – and experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the country’s architecture, where a modern-day city sits amidst the historic legacy of Constantinople.Sample the country’s legendary Turkish coffee or enjoy a hammam (traditional Turkish bath), before going shopping at the Grand Bazaar.Christina took this trip in October 2014 – check out her blog for her experiences!
  • $1500 worth of writing courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre.
  • $1000 in cash from Random House.
  • A one-hour mentoring session with Brandon Van Over, managing editor at Random House, to discuss publishing a book based on their blog or any other writing projects the blogger wishes to discuss. Last year, two of the winning blogs went on to sign publishing deals with Random House Australia.
  • $500 worth of books from Random House.

In addition to the blogger who wins the prestigious title of Best Australian Blog, there will also be six category winners judged as most outstanding in their category. Details of all categories and prizes here.

The 2014 competition featured:

The Best Australian Blogs Competition is an initiative of the Australian Writers’ Centre. It’s a lot of work, a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and showcase the outstanding writing happening in the Australian blogosphere.

If you’ve got any questions or comments you can get in touch with the competition coordinating team on: or on Twitter.