September's Write Around the Murray Festival has announced a couple of writing competitions – one national and one local. The first is open to all writers and provides you with inspiration in the form of eight images. You may choose one or more to base your story on (up to 3000 words). First prize is $1000 and there are also highly commended prizes on offer. Entries close Wednesday 16 July 2014.
Their second competition has a smaller catchment – open solely to residents living within 100km of Albury. Your task is to write a ‘nano story' – consisting of exactly 50 words, with one of them being “picture” or derivative form.
For more information and to view previous years' entries, check out their website.