Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was born on February 17, 1864 and to celebrate his birthday Orange City Council, Central West Libraries, Central West Writers' Centre supported by The Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio announce the call for entries to the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. It is important to note that entries into the Prose (Short Story), Open Poetry and Children's Writing Awards categories of the competition do not have to be in the style of Banjo's writing. Entry forms can be downloaded from this website and are available from Orange City Library, by phoning 6393 8120, email: [email protected]. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children per entry. The competition closes on Friday 17 April 2009 and winners will be contacted by phone on Monday 15 June 2009. There are cash prizes to be won and the winning Prose (Short Story) entry will be published in the Central Western Daily.