Calling literary buffs 

2012 CDU Essay Award winner Leni Shilton with Megan Nevett from CDU

Calling all budding writers. This could be an opportunity for your creative or academic writing to win you generous cash prizes.

Entries to the 2013 Northern Territory Literary Awards close on 28 February and all talented Territorians are encouraged to enter a range of writing styles, including short stories, poetry and academic essays.

Run by the Northern Territory Library, the awards aim to unearth the Territory’s best poems, short stories, essays and scripts.

The 2013 Northern Territory Literary Awards is supported by Charles Darwin University, through the CDU Essay and CDU Bookshop Travel Short Story awards.

Entry forms can be obtained from the website or from the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Northern Territory Library on 16 May 2013.