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Poets of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter the 2016 Patron’s Prize for Poetry Competition.
This national poetry competition has an open theme and entrants, who must be Australian residents, may submit poems up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.
In addition to the Open category for writers of all ages and experience, the Centre has established a category for Novice Poets which aims to encourage beginning and fledgling poets who may feel they have no chance against established poets in the Open category.
The competition also caters for youth with the ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ for young writers aged from 12-18 years to encourage and support the upcoming poets of the future.
The ‘Open’ category carries a $200 First Prize, with $100 for Second Prize and $50 for Third Prize.

The ‘Novice Poet Award’ is $50.

The ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ of $50.

Four Highly Commended and Commended Certificates will also be awarded in the competition.

Thank you entering the competition. Registrations have now closed.

The Awards Celebration for the Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition will take place on Saturday, 16 July 2016. Please refer to the Event Flyer for more information.

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