University of Southern Queensland

The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

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…

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 6, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Writing and Publishing

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 decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction.

Entries will open in March. Read the how to enter information below and the terms and conditions before entering to ensure you meet entry requirements. Competition closes on 6 June 2022.

Prizes

The 2022 winner of The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize will receive $3000, and two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each.

How to Enter

The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

You are able to submit between one (1) and five (5) poems into the competition. A fee of $6.00 is charged for each poem you enter into the competition. This helps us ensure the competition will continue running in future years.

Your poem/s must not exceed 50 lines. However, there are no thematic or style constraints.

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions prior to entering.

For more information, visit University of Southern Queensland