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The Best of Times Short Story Competition
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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History

Sponsored by the Fellowship of Australia Writers NSW. Conditions of entry are for a humorous short story with any theme and up to 2500 words. The competition is run twice a year. (http://wildthoughts.com.au/bot.html)

Winners

2020 winner (Autumn) David Vernon for 'Wiped Out'.
2019 winner (Spring) Heather Mackenzie for 'Mending Fences'.
2019 winner (Autumn) Heather Mackenzie Ancient Chinese Wisdom With Spag Bol Sauce
2018 winner (Spring) Edward Burger If the Cap Fits, Wear It
2018 winner (Autumn) Geoff Covey Three Pigs and a Wolf
2017 winner (Spring) R. J. Viski A Complex Relationship
2017 winner (Autumn) Sophie Myers Nice to Meet Me
2016 winner (Spring) Greg Southwell "The Journal of Count Malevolent"
2016 winner (Autumn) Rananda Rich "Wedding Crashers"
2015 winner (Spring) Heather Mackenzie "Murder by the Sea"
2015 winner (Autumn) Brian Howley "Jeff's Breakfast"
2014 winner (Spring) Darcy-Lee Tindale "Choose Your Own Adventure"
2014 winner (Autumn) Heather Mackenzie "Running to Time"
2013 winner (Spring) S. M. Braint "Sunburn"
2013 winner (Autumn) Fiona Skepper "Emma's Blog"
2012 winner (Spring) Dean Briggs "The Victor Vector Factor"
2012 winner (Autumn) Rob Johnson "In One Word or Less"
2011 winner (Spring) Dean Briggs  "A Traveller's Blog (Guides Do Not Get Lost)"
2011 winner (Autumn) Dean Briggs  "Hello Again From the Grumbles Clan"
2010 winner (Spring) Anne Jenner "Flying Arms and Barking Knees"
2010 winner (Autumn) John Revington "The Hole in the Doughnut"
2009 winner (Spring) David Campbell  "The Case of the Cinnamon Canary"
2009 winner (Autumn) Wendy Kramer "The Gay Bomb"
2008 winner (Autumn) Alida van den Bos  “Your Majesty”
2007 winner (Spring) The Effortlessness of Being Kaye Watson , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 45-48)
2007 winner (Autumn) David Campbell “'Er Name's Doreen”
2006 winner (Spring) Liz Hobbs
2006 winner (Spring) Jim Murphy “The Case of the Missing Third”
2006 winner (Autumn) Peta Murray for “Brahma, Beer, Bile and Bhang”
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