The region’s young literary creatives have a fortnight left to bag a cash prize in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s short-story competition. Closing on April 15, the contest is running as part of the Shire’s Resilient Innovative Skilled Employed program and open to youngsters living within the region aged 12 to 17. Short fiction and non-fiction is accepted and selected entries will be published in an anthology later this year, with $50 for each story chosen. Local writer and editor Nicole Sinclair will curate the collection in partnership with the Shire’s community Development wing. Shire trainee James Ransley said the competition would let younger residents share their ideas and creativity. “We encourage entrants to write the most gripping, exciting, or relaxing story they can think of,” he said. “It’s a great way to practise your story-writing skills and be in with a chance to win a $50 prize. Your creativity the only limit.” An 800-word limit applies, with entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.