The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit poetry up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.
The competition also caters for youth with the ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ for young poets aged from 12-18 years to encourage and support the upcoming poets of the future.
The ‘Open’ category carries a $200 First Prize, with $100 for Second and $50 for Third Prize: The Novice Poet Award $50.
The ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ also has a prize of $50.
There are also four Highly Commended and four Commended Certificates to be awarded in the competition.
Entry fees $10 each $20 for three entries $30 for five entries and for youth entries (12-18 years) $5.00 per entry
For guidelines and details visit the link here. Postal and online submissions are possible.
Entries close 21 October.