Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards 2022

Closing date 30 June 2022

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is Australia’s largest and oldest poetry competition for school students.

These awards have been run by a loyal and hardworking committee in regional NSW since 1984, who are hoping the competition grows and meets the next generation of writers who may have never heard of it before.

All entries are to be submitted online.

The competition website contains a menu link to the Entry Form, as well as all the additional information you may need about the history, judges, previous winners and the like:

If you have any other questions, please contact Brittany Riley, Project Officer by email on

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