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Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

27 MAY - 14 OCT 2024
9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize is offered each year and applicants can enter the competition by submitting poetry. The 2024 winner of the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize will receive $3000, and the two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each.

The competition opens on Monday 27 May 2024 and closes on Monday 14 October 2024.

Click here to view Terms and Conditions and to Register

As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our culture.  None believed this more so than the late 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 passion was turned into action when he chose to sponsor this prominent literary prize.