I saw this notice pop up via a post at the Writing Bar:
The 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Competition is now open for stories of 2000-5000 words, written by writers residing in the Commonwealth [eg. Australia, Canada, etc]. If you have a short story, this is a great competition to enter it into.
Note that it's for citizens of Commonwealth countries only, and only for unpublished works.
Read further information here and do your competitiony magic entry here: http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/prizes/commonwealth-short-story-prize/entry-rules/