Do you love writing? 

ZestFest’s annual writing competition is back and proudly sponsored in 2019, by AnglicareSA.

Open to any unpublished piece of writing by a South Australian writer and this year we want you to create a piece of fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry with your thoughts on ‘Tomorrow’. Interpret ’Tomorrow’ however you wish and experiment with the theme keeping within the 500-word limit. Entries will be judged on their audience engagement, originality, creativity and quality of writing.

Entries close Friday 20 September.
Entry is free (limit of one entry per person)
First prize $400 cash & One year’s membership to Writers SA
Runner up prize $100 cash

Please email your entry to Your email should include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact email address
  • Your phone number
  • The title of your story
  • Your story should be attached either as a Word document or pdf.

Entrants will retain ownership of their intellectual property but agree, as a condition of entry, to grant COTA SA a non-exclusive licence to reproduce their entry in COTA publications or media platforms.

The decision of the judging panel is final. Prize winners will be contacted and the results will be announced in COTA SA publications as part of our ZestFest program from 14-28 October 2019. We are not able to provide feedback or to notify all entrants individually of the result.

Have you always wanted to write, but don’t know how to start?

Get inspired and pick up a pen at our free writing workshop designed to assist people who are interested in submitting a piece of writing for the ZestFest Writer’s Prize, or anyone who may just want to explore their creativity with composition.

Workshop host Tracy Crisp is an Adelaide novelist and will assist participants in harnessing their writing skills, giving them tips and tricks for conveying their ideas and thoughts.

Date: Wednesday 14 August
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: COTA SA, 16 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Bookings: Phone 8232 0422 or 1800 182 24 or email


Presented by AnglicareSA