The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards provide national recognition for the extraordinary work of Australian authors, historians, illustrators and poets, and are now open for entries.
If you have published a work during 2019 you may be eligible to enter the 2020 Awards in one of the 6 categories—children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and Australian history. Enter before 28 February 2020.
Update your reading list!
Check out the books shortlisted in last year’s #PMLitAwards and add them to your reading list. From fiction, to Australian history, poetry and young adult literature, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Take a look.
The 2019 Awards ceremony was filled with good humour, surprise and heartfelt acknowledgements. Take a look at the highlights and photos.
You can also use augmented reality to discover more about this year’s entries:
- Go to pmla.awe.io and allow access to your camera.
- Grab a hardcopy or image of the book cover and tap ‘scan a book cover’. Hold it still until the scan is complete, then press ‘play video’.
- You can also tap ‘explore’ and move your device around to find the 2019 showcase.
- When the video is finished, choose the ‘explore more books’ button to see more content.