To celebrate the centenary of the proclamation of the Irish Republic at the Dublin GPO on 24 April 1916, the Melbourne Celtic Club, through its Cultural Heritage Committee, is holding a competition to write a Proclamation for an Australian Republic, similar to Ireland’s 1916 Proclamation Of An Irish Republic. 1916proclamation
The prize is $470 – entries should be 470 words – approximately the same number of words as the 1916 Proclamation (475).
The Melbourne Celtic Club, through its Cultural Heritage Committee is holding a series of commemorative events (including the competition to write a Proclamation for an Australian Republic.)
A major highlight of these events will be the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorative Dinner to be held on Saturday 19th March. The guest speaker is the notable author Tom Keneally a Booker Prize winner. Other commemorative events and presentations will include theatre, seminars, conferences, poetry. (see: Commemorative Events of the 1916 Easter Rising at the Celtic Club 2)
The Award for the Australian Proclamation competition will be announced at the Commemorative Dinner and presented to the winner.
- Entry to the competition is free.
- It now closes on 29th February 2016.
- Entries must be accompanied by an entry form: see Entry Form for Proclamation for an Australian Republic Prize
- Rules of the competition must be adhered to: see link above.
- Word count: 470 words.
Further information: Phillip Moore: Chair – Celtic Club Cultural Heritage Committee
The Celtic Club, 316 Queen Street Melbourne 3000,
contact 9670 6472; email: firstname.lastname@example.org