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The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Entries will open to The 2022 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize in March. Entries are open poets all over Australia. Enter now for your chance to win amazing prizes and present your work to industry leaders.
06 JUN 2022
As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our culture. None believed this more so than the late 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 will open in March. Read the how to enter information below and the terms and conditions before entering to ensure you meet entry requirements. Competition closes on 6 June 2022.


The 2022 winner of The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize will receive $3000, and two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each.

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