Article Writing Competition

Writers of all ages and backgrounds are being given the opportunity to participate in the annual IPA – Police Down Under – Article Writing Competition

There are three categories with the winner being awarded $200. Police related articles can be based on (but not limited to) contemporary policing issues, specialised services, case studies or, personal experiences. Travel related articles can be based on a police, IPA, or, personal travel story.

Selected entries will be published in Police Down Under, the nationally distributed IPA Australia magazine, throughout the year. The winning entries will also be posted on the IPA (Australia Section) website.

Entries close 31st August each year

Category 1:   Police-related theme (non-travel) (Open)

Category 2:   Police-related theme (non-travel)

Category 3:   Travel related theme

Entry conditions –

  • Preferred length of articles – around 1500 words
  • Articles can be accompanied by related images (will be judged on written content only)
  • Articles must be the author’s own work
  • Articles must not have been previously published
  • All entrants agree to the publication of their article in PDU (at the National Editor’s discretion)
  • Multiple entries may be submitted
  • Category 1 is open to general public
  • Category 2 and 3 are open to current financial IPA Australian Section members only
  • Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into
  • Winners will be announced at the National AGM each year
  • Winners details will be published in the December issue of the PDU magazine each year