Story Competition

Enter and Swear!

Short Story Competition
1st Prize  - $1000
2nd Prize - $500

Competition runs from
June 1st 2014 to
Midnight - October 15th 2014

Winners announced on the 25th November 2014 -
White Ribbon Day





Important Information & Links

White ribbons and wristbands will be available at a number of stores around Australia, as well as online. To find out which stores, visit

For more information about White Ribbon Day visit

You can also take part in the ‘My Oath’ campaign by visiting and swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.


Between JUNE 1 and OCTOBER 15, writers from across AUSTRALIA were invited to join the WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION to help raise awareness and important funds for White Ribbon.

All competitors participated in the ’My Oath’ campaign for White Ribbon, by ’swearing’ to stop violence against women when submitting their competition entries.

For the $10 entry fee/donation through the Everyday Hero Website submissions were judged by a panel of award winning writers and academics.


The winning entry is…

Flowers of Shame by Kate Herring

Congratulations Kate!

 Special mentions go to two other stories…

“I have stared death in the face” and “Layby”


You can find the White Ribbon Writing Competition compilation for 2014 at Amazon and on Kindle
– just search for white ribbon writing 2014!


Winners will be announced on 25th November, White Ribbon Day.

Stories should be limited to 2500 words and must be single-authored. Entries are accepted in the form of  a PDF, .doc or .docx file, you can enter your story here.

Entries closed at midnight on 15 October, 2014.


WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION is proud to be supporting White Ribbon in raising awareness about violence against women in our community and encourages others to do the same.


’One in three Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence in her lifetime,’ says GeorgeE, organiser of the event. ‘This could be your mother, sister, daughter or friend. So by supporting WHITE RIBBON WRITING you will be joining us on the path of prevention and change.’


WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION will be one of many events taking place across Australia to raise awareness for White Ribbon Day, 25 November, the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

For terms and conditions of entry – please click here.