The Brief

Are you a budding writer? We’d love to hear an untold story from you, a friend or a family member!

The theme for this years inaugural short story competition is ‘A suitcase of hope…’

Tell us about the most prized possession you carried with you on your journey to life in a new country.

This is the perfect opportunity to document and share a part of your family history.

Stories should be a maximum of 500 words. Applications close at COB Friday 10 May. Late entries cannot be accepted.

1st prize - $200 ELK voucher and $200 Umberto Espresso Bar voucher
2nd prize - $100 ELK voucher and $100 Umberto Espresso Bar voucher

Check out ELK’s clothing and accessories range here (for both guys and gals!)

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries must be based on a true recount of a personal story (non-fiction).

  • Entries must be typed and submitted via the application form below.

  • Submitted entries must not have been previously published by any publisher including online blogs, journals and self-published websites.

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.

  • Top 5 finalists will be notified on Thursday 16 May and are required to attend the Stories from a Suitcase event on Wednesday 22 May at 6:30pm held at Joanie’s Baretto.

  • You or a nominated family member will be required to read your story.

  • Entries may be published by us either online or via hard copy for future promotional purposes.

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