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University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize


2016 Poetry Prize winners

trembleWinner: Michael Lavers, Your father at fourteen
Runner-up: PQR Anderson, Heinz Guderian at Yasnaya Polyana

B.R Dionysius, Barnacle
Graham Mort, Ordinary
Lindsay Tuggle, Anthropodermic
Patricia Sykes, A grammar of survival

Download the 2016 longlist (PDF 134KB)

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The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016 anthology

About the Prize

The University of Canberra has established an international poetry prize. On behalf of the University, this is administered by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI), part of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design.

The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures. It marks the University of Canberra's commitment to creativity and imagination in all that it does, and builds on the work of the International Poetry Studies Institute in identifying poetry as a highly resilient and sophisticated human activity. It also builds on the activities of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, which conducts wide-ranging research into human creativity and culture.

The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize was offered for the first time in 2014. The 2016 prize will be announced on or before 30 September 2016 and prize winners and short-list will be notified prior to that.

Important details are:

  • The winner will receive AUD$15,000
  • The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000
  • Four additional poems will be short-listed
  • All poems entered for the prize will be single poems that have a maximum length of 50 lines (see the Conditions of Entry for further details)
  • Each entry of a poem will cost AUD$15 if submitted by 29 February 2016 and AUD$20 if submitted between 1 March and 30 June 2016. There are discounts for students.
  • Judges
  • Full Conditions of Entry
  • How to Enter page