The Story Writing and Art Competition was run by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Introduced in 1962 as a rehabilitation tool for veteran in-patients at the then Repatriation Hospital in Heidelberg,
The competition is organised by Victoria's major ex-service organisations, with assistance from the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre.
In 1999 it was open to all veterans and their partners, war widows and widowers living in Victoria.
(Moorabbin Glen Eira Standard, 8 May 2002 p18)
(The Riverine Herald, 12 July 1999)