Ipswich Poetry Feast is an annual poetry writing competition giving poets of all ages the opportunity to compete for over $6,500 in prizes. Widely promoted to schools, libraries and the general community, this competition attracts local, interstate and global entries.
|Opening Date||Sunday 24 March 2019|
|Closing Date||Friday 2 August 2019 at 5.00 pm|
|Prize Money||Over $6,500 in prizes|
Entries for 2018 Ipswich Poetry Feast competition open Sunday, 25 March 2018. Simply click the link opposite for the form you require and submit to be in the running for this years competition.
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|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||$1000|
|Open Age – Other Poetry||$600||$250||$150||$1000|
|Open Age – Local Poets||$600||$250||$150||$1000|
|Open Age – Picture Ipswich Theme||$300||$175||$125||$600|
|Other Prizes & Awards|
|Babies of Walloon Statuette for overall winner in the Open Age categories|
|1st prize winners in above categories also receive a Certificate and Bronze Medallion|
|Highly Commended (multiple awards in each category) receive a Certificate and Competition Memento||$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 discretion of the Ipswich Poetry Feast Committee.
1. Local Poets defined as: live, work or attend an educational institution in the Ipswich City Council region.
2. Picture Ipswich Theme: Poems submitted in this category must reflect an image from the Picture Ipswich website.
To be awarded to an individual whose poem has been identified by the judges as demonstrating significant potential and worthy of special attention.
|Age 5-17 years||$50 & Certificate|
|Open Age||$100 & Certificate|
To be awarded to a school on the basis of genuine commitment to, and engagement with, the spirit of the Ipswich Poetry Feast.
|School Award||$150 & Certificate|
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