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The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Competition now open

It is time to put your pen to paper and fingers to keys. The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize is now open!

Before you submit, find out how to enter, read the terms and conditions, and check-out the frequently asked questions. You can submit up to five poems at $6.00 each or five poems for $20.00. These funds ensure the competition runs in perpetuity. The competition will close on Friday 1 June 2018, with the winner announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 10 August 2018.

As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our Australian culture. None believed this more so than Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary poets. Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Dawe to celebrate Australian poetry.

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