The Australasian Horror Writers Association (‘AHWA’) has made tremendous strides and have more space to grow in order to better provide for the horror and dark fiction genre across Australasia.

Therefore the association is pleased to announce some exciting new Sponsorship Opportunities for businesses to take advantage off.

Australian Shadows Awards

The annual Australian Shadows Awards are awards presented each year by the Australasian Horror Writers Association (‘AHWA’) and is aimed at celebrating both the genre itself, as well as, excellence in writing throughout the association.

Award categories include:

  • Best Short Fiction (up to 7500 words);
  • Best Collected Works (three or more stories from a single author) – Award Sponsorship secured for 2018;
  • Best Edited Works (three or more short stories by two or more authors, edited by one or more editors);
  • Best Novel (at least 40 000 words);
  • Presidents Award (awarded for enhancing the AHWA, and the horror and dark fiction genre in general);
  • Publishing Award (TBD – for publishers of horror and dark fiction genre);
  • Non-Fiction Award (TBD – for best true horror publication);

The Australasian Horror Writers Association (‘AHWA’) are looking for sponsors to secure naming rights sponsors for each of these awards.

We are seeking: $200 per award.

In return for your sponsorship you will receive:

  • Advertising on the AHWA website;
  • Advertising on the AHWA Social Media Accounts including our Facebook and Twitter pages;
  • The award listed under your sponsored name on the website and social media accounts. ie. [Your Business Name] Shadows Award for Best Short Fiction;
  • Your business logo will be on the Certificate presented to the winner of the category you have sponsored;
  • The awards listed in the Ceremonial Booklet under its ‘sponsored’ name.

Flash and Short Story Competition
The annual AHWA Flash and Short Story Competition continues to grow strength-to-strength with more entrants getting involved each and every year and the awards being handcrafted by the team at GoreFX.

To add further prestige to the award, and to make it one of Australasia’s most highly anticipated Flash and Short Story Competitions we are looking at selling naming rights sponsors to this for $300.

In return for your sponsorship you will receive:

  • Advertising on the AHWA website;
  • Advertising on the AHWA Social Media Accounts including our Facebook and Twitter accounts;
  • The competition referred to under its sponsored name. ie. [Your Business] Flash and Short Story Competition;
  • Your business logo on the Certificate presented to the winner and runner up of the categories;

This opportunity for 2018 has been SOLD.