Conditions: Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers 2024 Poetry Competition

For Australian School Students

Closing date 6.00pm Saturday 31 August 2024

Entries are sought in the following categories:

SECTION 1: Years 10, 11 & 12(max lines 60)Prize $125
SECTION 2: Years 7, 8 & 9(max lines 40)Prize $90
SECTION 3: Years 5 & 6(max lines 40)Prize $65
SECTION 4: Year 4 & under(max lines 20)Prize $50

Entrant’s name must appear on the entry form ONLY. The student’s name must NOT appear on the poem.

The entry fee is $5.00 per poem submitted. Entries are to be made via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM*, where the $5 entry fee can be paid securely by credit card and the entry document attached in Word format. 

Entries must be student’s own work, unpublished and not having won any competition at time of entry. Normal Competition Conditions apply. 

Closing date for the competition is 6.00 pm Saturday 31st August 2024. Winners will be notified prior to 31st October 2024. For any further information please contact the competition convenor, Cate Plink: 

The Convenor
Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Competition
8/15–21 Gosford Avenue
The Entrance NSW 2261

Phone 0492 833 522

Or email

*Should an online submission not be available, students may request an entry form from . Email submissions must contain the entry document as a Word attachment, the completed entry form, and the Direct Deposit receipt number for the $5 entry fee. Direct Deposit details are: BSB 082 574 Account Number 177 603 608. 

Posted entries will be accepted and should be mailed to the address above and should be accompanied by the receipt for the online payment.

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