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Friday, February 23, 2018

POETRY COMPETITIONS

2018 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

As part of 2018Poetry d’Amour Summer of Love, submissions are sought for original, unpublished love poems for an opportunity to win:
 
First Prize: $500 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018* 
Runner Up: $200 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018*
2 x Highly Commended Certificates*
2 x Commended Certificates*
 
PLUS
Youth Incentive Award: $100 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018* for the highest ranking entry from a person under 18 years of age living in Western Australia.
 
Selected poems from all entries submitted, will be offered the opportunity to be published in the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2018.
 
* Conditions apply, additional prizes may be added at the discretion of the organisers and sponsors. Prizes do not include travel or accommodation costs.
 
Full details and Entry Form can be found by following the links at:  https://wapoets.wordpress.com/
 
2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
The annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be announced in August, with travel to the awards ceremony covered in addition to the prize. Entries close on Friday 1 June 2018.
 
Poetry shapes our culture. None believed this more so than Professor Dawe, 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.
 
Bruce continues to write passionately with his most recent work, Border Security, published in 2016 at the age of 86. As Australia’s best-selling living poet, Bruce has had a varied career from joining the RAAF in 1959 to working as a labourer, farmhand, clerk, gardener, teacher, and much more.
 
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