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Saturday, October 03, 2015

2015 Castlemaine Poetry Prize NOW OPEN

The Castlemaine Mail is calling for entries in the 2015 Castlemaine Poetry Prize. Two awards will be presented this year for the Best Poem and the Judge’s Encouragement Award.

The poem must not have been published or have won another prize, a strict maximum of 40 lines applies and all entries should be double spaced. Poets can choose any theme. Contact details, including a phone number, must be enclosed but not on the same page as the poem. There is no entry fee but there is ...a limit of three entries per poet.

Award-winning Castlemaine poet Ann de Hugard and Tegan Gigante have agreed to judge this year's competition.

Elliott Midland Newspapers is sponsoring the 2015 Castlemaine Poetry Prize, which carries a first prize of $100 (senior section) and an award. Soldier and Scholar Bookshop in Castlemaine is sponsoring the Judge’s Encouragement Award in the senior section.

The winner of this award will also receive a $50 book voucher.

Selected entries, including the winning poems, will be published in the Castlemaine Mail.

Entries can be submitted via email to:
or mailed to 2014 Castlemaine Poetry Prize, 29 Templeton St, Castlemaine, 3450, Victoria.

The Entries for the senior section close on Friday, October 17, at 5pm

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