BWI FF for January 2020

BWI Monthly FF for January 28 2020

Entries close at 11.59 pm on Monday 20 January. Voting begins on Tuesday 21 January and closes at 11.59 pm on Sunday 26 January. The winner will be announced at the Members’ Night on Wednesday, 29th January 2020, at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel in Pleasant Street Ballarat.

The closing date coincides with Australia Day, so the THEME is about Australian/s’ values, mores, idiosyncrasies, or traits. You have up to 456 words to use, NOT including the title.

Conditions of entry

Your entry must be sent as an attachment to an email file. In the email, make sure to include your name, the title of your entry, and its word count, not including the words in the title.

Make sure of: –

  1. 12 point, Times New Roman font.
  2. Single line spacing.
  3. A title.
  4. Submitted as a word.doc, or .docx file, (PDF files lose all formatting in their transition) If you use PAGES on a Mac then you can still save the document as a .docx file, or you can download WORD for Mac (I think WORD is best, but that’s just me).
  5. Being a current member of Ballarat Writers.
  6. One entry per member.

Just one word too many, double spacing, or the wrong font, will invalidate your entry.

Judging will include popularity, and attention to spelling, syntax, capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, and misuse of similar sounding words including ‘there’, and ‘their’, and may be moderated by non-entering member reader/s.

Use of F7, GRAMMARLY, or PROWRITINGAID will obviate many basic errors. Call me if you need assistance with any of these, on 0409023919.

Submit entries to:

Happy writing


Congratulations to Kirsty Hawkes who won the Pamela Miller FF for 2019

Kirsty will receive a cheque for $100, and an engraved commemorative wine glass. Her entry was number 5 – “No Wonder”

Let’s hope we see more of Kirsty’s stories and well done to everyone who entered. There were 48 votes cast, with Kirsty gaining 17, and the next nearest received 10 votes; AND Kirsty had the least errors in her entry, which clinched her win.