Entries are now open for our 2018 Pat Skinner Award for writing relating to any of the world’s ocean pools (Australasian ocean pools, South African ocean pools, American ocean pools, European ocean pools) listed on the All into Ocean Pools Inc website. The total prize-money pool of AU$1000 will again be provided by our sponsor, Diverse Productions Pty Ltd.
All into Ocean Pools Inc hopes the 2018 Pat Skinner Award will attract a wide range of fiction and non-fiction entries, in literary forms ranging from poems, essays, short stories, blogposts and anthologies to reports and histories and perhaps even some longer works. Only writing in digital formats can be considered for this award. While uploaded entries must be less than 5 MB in size, the upload can supply a link allowing our judges to view a larger entry online. There are no entry fees for this award and we welcome entries from persons or groups of any age, background or location. We look forward to again having entries relating to specific ocean pools in Australia, the UK, Portugal, Spain and other countries as well as entries looking at broader groupings of the world’s ocean pools. To enter, go to the 2018 Pat Skinner Award‘s submission page https://www.judgify.me/2018OPwriting
Entries close on 31 October 2018, judging will take place in November 2018 and winning entries will be announced in early December 2018.
The 2018 annual award will be the second to be given in honour of the late Pat Skinner for a piece of original writing relating to one or more of the ocean pools (Australasian ocean pools, South African ocean pools, American ocean pools, European ocean pools) listed on the All into Ocean Pools Inc website.
2017 Pat Skinner Award results
For results of the 2017 award go here.