International Poetry Writing Competition

Award Categories & Prizes

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OF $6500!

Competition Categories 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Total
Age 5-7 years $50 $30 $20 $100
Age 8-10 years $100 $60 $40 $200
Age 11-13 years $120 $80 $50 $250
Age 14-15 years $150 $90 $60 $300
Age 16-17 years $250 $150 $100 $500
Open Age - Bush Poetry $600 $250 $150 $1,000
Open Age - Other Poetry $600 $250 $150 $1,000
Open Age - Local Poets $600 $250 $150 $1,000
Open Age - Picture Ipswich Theme $300 $175 $125 $600
OTHER PRIZES AND AWARDS
Babies of Walloon Statuette for overall winner in the Open Age categories  
1st prize winners in above categories also receive a Bronze Medallion  
Highly Commended (multiple awards in each category) $700
Chairperson's Encouragement Awards $150
Chairperson's School Award $150
*Total Prize Value $6500

*Prize money may be subject to change prior to the competition opening date at the discrection of the IPF Committee.

AGE 5 - 7 YEARS
For the best poem entered in the 5 - 7 years of age category.
1st Prize: $50 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $30 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $20 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

AGE 8 - 10 YEARS
For the best poem entered in the 8 - 10 years of age category.
1st Prize: $100 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $60 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $40 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

AGE 11 - 13 YEARS
For the best poem submitted in the 11 - 13 years of age category.
1st Prize: $120 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $80 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $50 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $10 + Certificate

AGE 14 - 15 YEARS
For the best poem submitted in the 14 - 15 years of age category.
1st Prize: $150 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $90 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $60 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $15 + Certificate

AGE 16 - 17 YEARS
For the best poem submitted in the 16 - 17 years of age category.
1st Prize: $250 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $150 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $100 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $15 + Certificate

OPEN AGE - BUSH POETRY
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Bush Poetry.
1st Prize: $600 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $250 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $150 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

OPEN AGE - OTHER POETRY
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Other Poetry.
1st Prize: $600 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $250 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $150 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

OPEN AGE - LOCAL POETS
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Local Poets. Entry to this category is restricted to poets who live, work or attend school within the boundaries of Ipswich City Council.
1st Prize: $600 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $250 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $150 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

OPEN AGE - PICTURE IPSWICH THEME
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for the Picture Ipswich Theme. Poems submitted in this category must reflect an image from the Picture Ipswich website. Picture.ipswich.qld.gov.au
1st Prize: $300 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $175 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $125 + Certificate
Highly Commended: $20 + Certificate

CHAIRPERSON'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS
To be awarded to an individual whose poem has been identified by the judges as demonstrating significant potential and worthy of special attention.
5-17 yrs.: $50 + Certificate
Open Age: $100 + Certificate

CHAIRPERSON'S SCHOOL AWARD
To be awarded to a school on the basis of genuine commitment to, and engagement with, the spirit of the Ipswich Poetry Feast.
$150 + Certificate

Babies of Walloon Bronze Statuette

Prestigious bronze Babies of Walloon statuette
presented to the overall winner in the open age categories.

Bronze medallion for 1st Prize

Bronze medallion presented to the 1st prize
winner in the eight age categories.


The names of winners in each of the above categories will be announced at a special Awards evening on 13 October 2017.  First prize winning poems, or an excerpt of these poems, will be professionally read, and prizes presented, (where possible) at this event.  Prizes will be mailed if the winner is unable to attend in person.

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