The National Bored Band Award

This award about fame and misfortune is due Sunday 15 October 2017



Michael | Lily Wilder

The Feeling | James Croker

Writer’s Breakdown | Tarni McCosker

Hidden Pleasure | Guy McGivern

The Leap of Faith | Sachin Sharma

Writing Prompt

With so much entertainment at our fingertips, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, to overdose on media, to under-appreciate the efforts of the artist.

In this contest we ask you to craft a story about an musician, artist, writer, actor or some other media personality that has become bored with success. Who, having realised the dream, have found it a little too much like reality.

You may wish to include:

  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Unfair realities
  • Opportunities to make the most of it.


You can use any genre as long as the central prompt is considered.

Word Count

475 words max. No minimum word count

Due Date

This story is due Sunday 15 October 2017


All authors are eligible for this award.


  • First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
  • All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:

In the body text:

  • Title
  • Author name
  • Award name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here

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National Bored Band Award

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