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Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival is Open

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Bunbury's writing for performance competition and festival is now open to entrants of all ages from across Australia!

Shore Lines is an annual competition and festival providing a unique opportunity for writers to present their work to a live audience. If you like to write and would like your work performed, then Shore Lines is for you. The competition calls for written entries that will be judged on the quality of the writing and its suitability for performance. They encourage a wide range of genres including monologues, poems, plays, songs, stories, comedy, hip hop or rap.

There are categories for Primary School age, Secondary School age, and Open.


The writing competition is open until Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Shortlisted works will be performed in street-festival style on Sunday 30 October at ECU South West in Bunbury, WA.


Open: for all writers 1st place: $500 2nd place: $250 Highly commended

Secondary school students (18 and under) 1st place: $350  2nd place: $175 Highly commended  

Primary school students 1st place: $150 2nd place: $75 Highly commended


  • Prose pieces (maximum 500 words)
  • Monologues (maximum 10 minutes)
  • Stand up comedy (maximum 10 minutes)
  • One act plays (suggested 20 minutes in length; staging notes to accompany script)
  • Poetry (maximum 10 minutes)
  • Speeches (maximum 10 minutes)
  • Song lyrics and hip hop

For more information, the Entry Form and Conditions of Entry, click here.


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