ACU 2018 Prize for Poetry

Closing date: 20 July 2018.

Australian Catholic University has announced its 2018 Prize for Poetry, with the theme ‘Empathy’.

The competition is judged by Australian poet, distinguished academic, and critic Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who is one of the best known figures in Australia’s literary community and enjoys a wider reputation in the international world of letters.

Prizes, made possible through the sponsorship of the Office of the Vice President, are:

  • Winner $10,000
  • Second Prize $5,000
  • Third Prize $3,000.

Maximum length: 80 lines.

Australian residents, including any international student currently studying at an Australian university, are eligible to enter.

The winning and shortlisted poems will also be published in a chapbook which will be launched during the announcement of shortlisted, commended and winning poems at an event in Melbourne on Thursday 6 September.

Please read the full list of entry guidelines before submitting your entry online at www.acu.edu.au/literature-prize.

This annual poetry competition aims to support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts.

Get involved on social media using the hashtag #ACUpoetry.

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