The Somerset National Poetry Prize encourages young writers in their literary endeavours and is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth. And there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!
Here’s what the competition entails:
· Opening date Monday 29 July 2019
· Closing date Friday 6 December 2019
· Write a poem of no more than 50 lines
· The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as of the competition closing date.
· The winner in each category will receive $300 plus flights to the Gold Coast to attend the Somerset Storyfest in March 2020.
For more details visit their website here