It’s that time of year when QLD Poetry Festival teams up with Arts QLD to present the 2011 Arts Queensland Poetry Awards. Full details below:
The Arts Qld Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry is named in honour of distinguished Queensland poet Val Vallis and is open to all Australian poets. Entrants may submit more than one poem/suite of poems, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry Form and a separate Entry Fee of $20.
Entries close 5pm Thursday 7 July 2011.
1st Prize: $1,000 plus 1 week fully paid at Varuna Writers House
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $250
The Arts QLD Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize is named in honour of distinguished Queensland Poet, Thomas Shapcott. Now in its 9th year, this prestigious prize for an unpublished poetry manuscript comes with total prize money of $3,000 plus a publishing contract with UQP.
Entries close 5pm Tuesday 5 July 2011.
Entry Fee: $20 per entry
The winners will be announced at the opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, on 26 August 2011.
Visit Queensland Poetry Festival to download guidelines and entry forms.