Two killer opportunities – Val Vallis & Thomas Shapcott Awards

Here’s a couple of competitions that might get the pen/keyboard working over time.

Arts Queensland Poetry Awards

 

Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

Named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize is committed to encouraging emerging Queensland poets. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious prize for an unpublished poetry manuscript comes with a total prize money of $3,000:

1st Prize: $3,000 plus a publishing contract with UQP

The winner will be announced at the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival on 21 August 2009 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Visit: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com for more information on the ‘Competition’ page and to access entry forms.

 Judges: To be advised

Previous Winners: Felicity Plunkett, Sarah Holland-Batt, Angela Gardner, Nathan Shepherdson, Jaya Savige and Lidija Cvetkovic.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm on Monday 13 July 2009.

 

 

Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry

Named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry is committed to encouraging emerging poets throughout Australia. Now in its 11th year, this prestigious prize for an unpublished poem (or suite of poems) of 100 lines or less comes with total prize money of $4,000:

1st Prize $3,000         2nd Prize $750         3rd Prize $250

The winner will be announced at the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival on 21 August 2009 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Visit: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com for more information on the ‘Competition’ page and to download entry forms.

Judges: TBA

Previous Winners: Andrew Slattery, Nathan Shepherdson, Ynes Sanz, Sandra Hill , Jaya Savige, Judy Johnson, Anna Kerdijk Nicholson, Bronwyn Lea and Rebecca Edwards.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm on Monday 6 July 2009.

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6 responses to “Two killer opportunities – Val Vallis & Thomas Shapcott Awards

  1. They are excellent opportunities. You should enter the poem below, it is brilliant and would have to stand a good chance. Entry is free which is cool but by hardcopy snail mail so I shall have to alert my secretary/agent/manager/publisher and get them onto it. I reckon this year’s festival will be very interesting and lively.

    • gnunn

      Glad you enjoyed that poem Paul. Wrote that one while out in Blackall. Such beautiful country out there. Hope your secretary/agent type person are on alert and ready to get your entries ready!

  2. hi graham – enjoying yr blog posts and thanks for this latest one – just an aside to paul on the ‘val’ and the ‘shapcott’ – they are not free to enter, both have a $20 application fee which seems fair considering the amount of admin required in major prizes and judging.

    also, having been highly commended twice and receiving a second prize once in the ‘val’ i can say that the competition is very stiff and winning is so so very difficult…but it is well worth pushing yourself to enter and engage.

    i like to know who is judging each year, wondering graham, if the judges will be advised soon?

  3. Oh, $20? I shall have to start saving up. And I agree, knowing who the judges are will certainly be a factor in deciding which poems. If they get thousands of entries they can hardly choose one simply on the quality, taste will have to come into play.

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