The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Competition now open.
When
25 FEB - 31 MAY
9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our 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.

Entries are now open. Read the how to enter information below and the terms and conditions before entering to ensure you meet entry requirements. Competition closes on Friday 31 May 2019 at 4.00pm.

Prizes

The 2019 winner of The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize will receive $3000, and two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each. 

Further information

For further information, please email brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au.

Congratulations Natalie! 

View Natalie's winning entry 'First Blood: A Sestina' and the highly commended entrants Shona Hawkes, Anne Kellas and Louise Wakeling.

View winning entries

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