Poetry Competition 2024

Open for entries Monday 26th February 2024 

Entries open: 25th February 2024

Entries close: 1st May 2024

Theme: Reading

Total prize money of $500 will be awarded as follows: 

  • 1st prize: $250 
  • 2nd prize: $100 
  • 3rd prize: $50 
  • Commended: 5 awards of $20

Winning entries will be announced at Page & Stage Poetry on Saturday May 18th during the festival.

Write a poem on the theme: reading

  • any style of poem
  • up to a maximum of 35 lines, not including the title

In the preferred format:

  • Times New Roman
  • 12pt font
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • numbered pages

Your entry must be in either a Word or PDF document that does not have your identifying details in it so that judging can remain anonymous.

There is a $5 entry fee for each entry, you can enter up to three poems in one submission. 

Entry fees will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, minus processing fees.

Entries must be the original work of the entrant.

The author retains ownership of their work, but grants Kyogle Readers & Writers Festival permission to use the work in festival promotion. 

Entries will be judged by an independent panel of three poets from the local region. 

Submit your entry

You can submit up to three entries in one go. You will be redirected to pay entry fees once you hit submit.

2023 Winners

2022 Winners