Thursday, April 15, 2010
2010 Peter Cowan Writers Centre PATRON'S PRIZE for Poetry
The President of the Peter Cowan Writers' Centre, John McMullan has announced the launching of its annual Patron's Prize for Poetry. The closing date for entries is July 2nd and it is only for residents of Western Australia. It is for poems with a maximum of fifty lines and includes a category for children under the age of 19.
'The Patron's Prize is a relatively new concept,' Mr McMullan said, 'but last year we had a phenomenal interest in our competitions and I feel the same will happen this year. I am confident that there is a large number of poets who will be attracted to the idea that it is for Western Australian residents only. In national competitions the average poet is dubious as to whether or not they can compete. However, most writers are keen to either win a prize or be listed in the commended category. Having your name mentioned somewhere can be a very important way to establish your reputation.'
The prize for the winner is $200 and Second $100
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