Rolf Boldrewood

Now in their 10th year, these awards honour Rolf Boldrewood, the pen name of Thomas Browne, who during his time as police magistrate in Dubbo wrote Robbery Under Arms, one of the first major Australian novels. The competition aims to foster the writing of prose and poetry with an Australian content. 

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN. Download the entry form PDF.

2015 Winners


First prize 

Yes, good morning, yes by Goldie Alexander  PDF

Second prize 

I’ll follow you, Boss by Joanna Barrett

Highly commended

The farmer wants a wife by Moraig Kisler

Dirty old man by Carmel Lillis


Remembrance Day by Julie Davies

Clouds of war by Elizabeth Macintosh

Megalong by Bob Wright


First prize 

The cattle pastures by Tom McIlveen PDF

Second prize 

 Elemental  by Ron Stevens

Highly commended

Far from home by David Campbell

Jimmy by Tom McIlveen

Who’d be a farmer? by Isabel Wallace

Does my entry need to be double-spaced? - No, double-spacing is not required.
How many times can I enter? - Applicants may enter as many times as they like provided each entry is accompanied with an entry fee and entry form.