Knog Bilby Short Story Competition 2020

The competition has now closed. 

Winners announced here…

Enter to win 1 of 3 Knog Bilby headlamps

For your chance to win, submit a short story of 650 words or less reliving your favourite fly fishing moment that occurred from dusk to dark.

It could be franticly trying to tie on a new fly, with the light fading fast, as countless trout slurp termites from the inky surface of the river….or getting lost in the gloomy bush bash return to camp.
If only you’d had a Knog Bilby to illuminate things!


Amateur and professional writers can enter. You may enter as many times as you like, however, only one of your entries can be selected as a winner, so prepare your entries with care. This is a competition of skill, not chance, so entering many times does not increase your chance of winning, it’s all about entering your absolute best.

All you need to do is fill out an Entry Form for each entry, attach your entry and accompanying details, and agree to the Rules and Conditions of the competition. It’s that easy.

All entries must be received by the Entry Deadline 11:59pm AEST, on Wednesday, 30th September 2020.


Our judging panel will select three winners, from entries received.

The entry must be a short story of 650 words or less.

The topic is ‘reliving your favourite fly fishing moment that occurred from dusk to dark.’

The criteria are subjective and will include:

  • writing skill
  • entertainment value
  • depiction of events
  • the uniqueness of the overall entry
  • relevance to a fly fishing moment that occurred from dusk to dark

A single image may also be entered to complement and illustrate your story.


1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be selected from the entrants by the judges and FlyLife Magazine team.

Winners will also be announced via social media on Thursday, 1st October 2020.

Prize winners will be notified directly.

See Rules and Conditions for further details.


The Prizes for this competition will be the new Knog Bilby headlamp

Knog is an Australian company specialising in portable lighting for over 20years. Key features include:

  • A bright 400 lumen max output
  • Lightweight at just 90 grams
  • Waterproof (1m) and dustproof with IP67 rating
  • Medical-grade silicone for form-fitting comfort + it’s washable
  • Easy-adjust head strap
  • USB chargeable
  • Red-light option so you don’t attract bugs
  • 5 hours run time at maximum power, 90+ on eco modes
  • Valued at $99.95

Entry Form


The competition has now closed. 

Winners announced here…


Rules & Conditions


The “Organisers” of the Knog Bilby Short Story Competition 2020 are FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd.


The “Competition” is the Knog Bilby Short Story Competition 2020 as defined in these Rules and Conditions.


The “Sponsors” of the Competition are Knog.


The Competition starts when publicly announced and ends 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 30th September 2020 (the Entry Deadline).
FlyLife reserves the right to alter the Entry Deadline at its discretion during the competition.


Employees and contractors of FlyLife Magazine, Sponsors, Competition Judges and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses), are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry, or have their parent or guardian’s explicit consent.


All entrants must register online using the Entry Form at to register.
You may enter any number of entries but each entry must be submitted individually via the Entry Form.
Entries will not be accepted via any other submission form such as email, postal mail or in person.
Each Entry must consist of an entry form and a single entry.
Each submitted entry, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material by the Competition entrant. By entering the Contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the text and images, and that the text and images do not infringe any copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights.
The entrant agrees to indemnify FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd and its representatives, including judges, sponsors and affiliates, from any and all third party claims arising from the photograph entered.
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud.
If the Photograph includes other people, you must obtain a signed, written Photographic Consent & Release Form from all persons who appear in the Photograph submitted, authorizing use of the Photograph as provided below in “Third Party Releases/Licenses.” If you are unable to provide a release, in the form provided by FlyLife Magazine, then your entry may be disqualified.
The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging criteria, as defined below. The text and imagery must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the FlyLife Magazine, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
Online entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


Prizes are specified on the competition page at
FlyLife reserves the right to substitute prizes other than those specified to the equivalent value at its discretion.


Our judging panel will select 3 prizes winners which will be announced via channels including social media. Winners will be notified directly via entry details provided.

The criteria are subjective and will include writing skill, entertainment value and depiction of events, along with the uniqueness of the overall entry and relevance to a fly fishing moment that occurred from dusk to dark.
Sponsors reserve the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meet the minimum judging, as determined by FlyLife Magazine and Judges in their sole discretion.
The decision of the Judges and public Votes are final and binding.


If an entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the entry, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Rules and Conditions without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any entry is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the “Authorized Parties”) a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through 30th September 2022, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each Entrant and Winner grants the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her entries in connection with the Competition and promotion of the Competition, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication in FlyLife Magazine showcasing the Entrants and Winners; and promotions related to the Competition. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.


Entrants and Winners authorise FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Competition, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in FlyLife Magazine showcasing the Entrants and Winners; FlyLife website; the Competition website and promotional sites; and in exhibits and promotions related to the Contest. Entrants and Winners authorise FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the promotion of the Contest for up to two (2) years from the announcement of Competition Winners.


By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd, and each of their “Entities”, including but not limited to, respective sponsors, judges, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Competition or any Competition related activities and promotion and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd and associated Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd and associated Entities are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants or any other persons computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Competition.


This Competition is subject to Australian federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries are void if the FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft. Entrants agree (a) to be bound by these Rules and Conditions; (b) that the decisions of the Judges and public Votes are final on all matters relating to the Competition; and (c) if he/she wins that FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd and associated Entities may use each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Competition or future promotions without compensation or approval. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected Winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.


If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of organiser that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition. If FlyLife Magazine Pty Ltd elect to cancel or terminate the Competition, any rights in the submitted photographs will not be retained.