The Faculty of Arts and Design: Young Poets' Awards
Sponsored by the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra.
In 2017 'The Young Poets' Awards are open to all Year 11 and Year 12 students in the ACT and NSW. The awards seek to encourage young poets and to reward imaginative, well-crafted poems with a distinctive voice. The awards are administered by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) and Faculty of Arts and Design, the University of Canberra.
The awards will be presented at the University of Canberra Open Day; Saturday 26th of August 2017 by Professor Lyndon Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design. Winners will be invited to attend the IPSI Poetry on the Move festival where they will be invited to read their poem and a chance to meet some excellent poets.
- First prize $500, and work published on IPSI website
- Second prize $250, and work published on IPSI website
- Third prizes (x5) of $50, and work published on IPSI website
- The maximum length: 40 lines.
- There is no restriction on theme or style.
- File type must be a word document
Entries open until 11:59 AEST 31 July 2017
Congratulations to Our 2016 Winners
Administered by IPSI, the awards were presented during IPSI's Poetry on the Move festival by Professor Lyndon Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, sponsor of the awards.
1st: Darcie Short, Narrabundah College, for the poem 'See Me as You See Me'
2nd:Alice Cleveley, Bega High School, for the poem 'Nethercote'
Alex Ophel, Lake Ginninderra College, for the poem 'Oils'
Ellie Grose, Bega High School, for the poem 'Myself'
Kaitlyn Hockey, Wyndham College, for the poem 'The Journey of Healing'
Clare Taylor, Dickson College, for the poem 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'
Tyler Barrow, Tara Anglican School for Girls, for the poem 'Oh She's Just an Overachiever'