2016 Patron’s Prize for Poets will be commencing on 15th April 2016
The competition has an open theme and entrants 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 Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.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 open to all writers, the Centre has established a new category for 2015 entitled the ‘Novice Poet Award’. To be eligible for this category the poet must have never won a poetry competition.
The ‘Novice Poet Award’ is to encourage beginning and fledgling poets to enter who may feel they have no chance against established poets entering the ‘Open’ category.
The competition also caters for youth with the ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ for young poets 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 and $50 for Third Prize.
The ‘Novice Award’ is $50 and the ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ also has a prize of $50.
There are also four, Highly Commended and four Commended Certificates to be awarded in the competition.
Entry fees $10 each $20 for three entries $30 for five entries.
Entries will close on the 10th June 2016.