The judges are Kathryn Goldie & Claire Aman (open section), Ilana Kaplin & Jacqui Hinshaw (high school section), Roweena Shakespeare, Janelle Brown & Claire Aman (primary school section). The winner of the open category will receive a $100 cash prize. Winning high school and primary school students will be awarded book vouchers. In entering the competition, the author gives permission to The Long Way Home to edit and publish the shortlisted stories in ‘Stories from the Clarence Valley 2022 – Let Go’ under the author’s name. The author owns the story. The Long Way Home does not make enough income to pay authors, but each author will receive free copy of the book.