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The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

Competition now closed.
25 FEB - 07 JUN 2019
9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Thank you for your entries. The competition has now closed.


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 7 June 2019 at 4.00pm.


The 2019 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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