The Great Aussie Book Prize, 2014.

Barnardos Australia believes that reading and literacy is vital for children to reach their full potential. But while we’re a nation of book readers, too often we just don’t realise that we have some of the best writers, and stories, in the world. So Barnados have teamed up with Australian Voices in Print, an organisation dedicated to promoting Australian books and writers, to launch The Great Aussie Book Prize to unearth even more fresh new home-grown talent.
They are looking for inspiring true-life stories from everyday Australians, and feature Aussie family life, in whatever form that takes.
The story judged the best and the most likely to succeed in the marketplace by our team of experienced judges will win the prize of having their manuscript published in print, ebook and audio form with a negotiated advance and royalties with a well-known Australian publisher. The winner will also be represented by one of the country’s best-known agents.
Everyone’s $50 entry fees go to Barnardos Australia, the Nation’s leading child protection charity, to help them continue to raise funds for Australian children in desperate need of safe and loving families and homes.
For more information or an entry form go to

Entries accepted from June1 to August 31, with the winner announced by November 30.