David Harold Tribe Poetry Award 2023

Closing date: 29 May 2023

In celebration of Australian poetry the Discipline of English and the Master of Creative Writing at the University of Sydney presents the 2023 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award. This year the award offers the richest poetry prize in Australia of $20,000 for an original unpublished poem on any theme, up to 100 lines in length.

The award has been made possible by a generous gift to the University by David Harold Tribe, author, and humanist. Awarded every five years, the prize aims to encourage the writing and enjoyment of poetry in Australia.

“The David Harold Tribe Poetry Award certainly sparked interest in Australian poetry when it was last held in 2018. Back then the University received more than 300 submissions,” says Dr Beth Yahp, Director of the Master of Creative Writing in the School of Art, Communication and English. 

“An award like this offers poets – arguably the most precariously positioned of artists – the opportunity to be recognised for their contribution to Australian literature and gain a little time and freedom to write,” Dr Yahp adds.

The judges for the David Harold Tribe Poetry Award 2023 are Dr Toby Fitch, John Kinsella and Ellen Van Neerven.

For more information, Conditions of Entry and to apply, visit https://usydsace.submittable.com
Entries close on 29 May 2023, 11:59pm (AEST). 

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