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2017 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition

Poets of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter the 2017 Patron’s Prize for Poets 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 Entries must be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.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.

 This competition is now closed.   Thankyou to everyone who submitted an entry this year. 

Instructions for interactive PDF

Download PDF registration form onto your desktop.

Working within your desktop environment, open and fill in all applicable information.

Save As: Put in your surname and PPPC then click save.

Attach this document to your email.