Submission Guidelines

What is the future of work?

The Launceston Freelance Festival freelance competition is designed to acknowledge talented freelancers aged 18 or over.

Each festival addresses a different topic and this year is: What is the future of work? 

Entries can be fiction or non-fiction and in any medium.


First prize: $750 and published across our social platforms.
Runner Up: $350 and published across our social platforms.

You may enter in one of four ways:

  1. A written piece up to but no longer than 750 words
  2. Up to but no longer than a three-minute video
  3. Up to but no longer than a three-minute audio
  4. An interactive media piece combining all of the above (word limit optional)

Entries close at 11.59pm, Tuesday, 30 June, 2020

  1. Entries open at 9 a.m on March 30. Entries close at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 30 June 2020
  2. Entries will be accepted on the topic ‘What is the future of work?’
  3. You may enter a piece for each category —whether it be interactive, video, audio, or written form— but only one entry is allowed per category.
  4. Written entries must not be more than 750 words long
  5. Video entries must be no longer than three-minutes
  6. Audio entries must be no longer than three-minutes
  7. Entries must be stand-alone pieces
  8. The entry must be an original work by the entrant and written or spoken in English
  9. Entrants must be 18 years of age or over as of the closing date, and be residents of Australia.
  10. Written entries must be neatly typed and double-spaced.
  11. Video and audio entries to be delivered via a secure platform
  12. Please do not include your name anywhere on the submission, whether you have submitted it in writing or in video, interactive or audio format
  13. Entrants must submit their entries by using the online entry form. Complete one form per entry. Entries submitted without the completed entry form will not be processed.
  14. Entries must be received by 11.59pm. (AEST) on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020; Late entries will not be accepted. The Launceston Freelance Festival takes no responsibility for lost or delayed entries.
  15. Written submissions should be sent as an email attachment (see below) and interactive pieces submitted as a link.
  16. Audio and Video submissions to be sent via Dropbox or WeTransfer or similar service with the link sent to the following email address.

Entries close at 11.59pm Tuesday 30 June, 2020


Up to 3 mins


750 Words


Up to 3 mins