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FREE Short Story Competition

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Australia’s BIGGEST Poetry Competition

Write a 4 to 12 line poem that has a positive and/or encouraging message of some kind.

1st Prize $150, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50
Prizes given as cash or a voucher.

WRITE A 4 TO 12 LINE POEM
Entries open Monday July 22nd 2019
Entries Close Midnight Friday 27th September 2019AEST. 
Winners announced Friday 18th October 2019

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Conditions of entry

Please read carefully before entering.

  • You must have permission from your parents and/or legal guardians to enter the competition.
  • To enter you must be between 8 years old and 12 years old at the closing date of the competition.
  • Entry to the competition is open to Australian residents only.
  • Writers may only submit one entry each.
  • Your poem must be between 4 and 12 lines. Poems that are shorter or longer will not qualify.
  • Only one author per poem. (You have to write the poem by yourself.)
  • All entries must be previously unpublished original works and must not have won prizes, contracts or cash in any other competition.
  • Entries will only be accepted with a correctly completed entry form including contact details for the parent/guardian of the child entering.
  • Entries must be submitted using the online entry form.
  • Entries sent in by schools must contain contact details of the parent/guardian or they will not be accepted.
  • The author’s name must not appear on the poem.
  • The entries will be judged anonymously.
  • Copyright will remain the property of the author.
  • Entries that fail to comply with all entry rules and requirements will be disqualified.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winners will be contacted through the email address or phone number provided.
  • We will not share your email, phone number, address or personal details with others.