The State Library of South Australia, together with the South Australian Government, is pleased to host the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. The awards offer a total prize pool of $167,500 across six national and five South Australian categories, including the coveted Premier’s Award worth $25,000 for the overall winner.
The winner of this award receives a cash prize and publication of the winning manuscript by Wakefield Press. The award recognises the importance of new writing to a vibrant literary culture. Part of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.
The Children’s Peace Literature Award is a biennial award to one or more Australian authors and/or illustrators of books for children that encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict or promote peace at the global, local or inter-personal level. Nominations can be made by publishers and by authors or illustrators.
State Theatre Company South Australia is the flagship theatre company of South Australia and is a resident artistic company of the Adelaide Festival Centre. Commissions, performs and tours theatrical productions of new and existing, classic and contemporary, Australian and international work.
Vitalstatistix (Vitals) is a boutique producer and presenter of contemporary theatre and interdisciplinary arts projects. Vitals presents and develops new work, residencies, community-based projects, events, collaborations with like-minded makers and presenters, and industry initiatives for South Australian artists. Vitals works from a feminist perspective and has a proud and continuing tradition of supporting women artists.
Open-access arts festival, featuring performers and groups from all artistic mediums. The second-largest fringe festival in the world. Arranges medium-specific programs like 2007’s Word program, which featured writers reading from and talking about their work. Open to programming requests from individuals who want to perform or read at the festival.
Parenting magazine that features informative, challenging and topical feature articles, an extensive calendar of family-focused events, and practical resource guides for parents and anyone involved in the care of children. Topics of interest are parenting experiences and new trends in parenting.
Arts SA provides assistance for South Australian writers to prepare a draft of a new work and to develop their professional skills through the Independent Makers and Presenters Program. Arts SA acknowledges outstanding Australian literary culture with its national biennial Festival Awards for Literature. For more information, please see website.
The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG) is the professional association for all performance writers, writers for television, screen, theatre, radio and multimedia. The AWG gives access to legal and contractual advice, provides a script development registration service and a script assessment service. The AWG offers professional courses and publications. The SA office is open Tuesday to Thursday 10am-5pm. Consultations are available by appointment.
Barossa Writers is a dedicated group of writers who meet monthly to read and critique members’ work. The group have published several anthologies, hold workshops with guest speakers and run a regular competition for young writers. Members’ interests include, but are not limited to, writing poetry, short stories, family history and children’s stories.
The weekend celebrates the life of CJ Dennis through a small, but unique literary festival. The main focus of the Festival is the award presentation for the CJ Dennis Literary Awards and the Max Fatchen Literary Awards for Children’s Poetry Writing. The CJ Dennis Literary Awards Competition runs from January-July each year. Awards are for poetry and short stories. Check with organisers to confirm dates.