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Celebration of Literature

The Somerset National Poetry Prize

The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit, and to stimulate excellence in writing. It also aims to inspire and enrich youth literature.

As a part of the 2017 Somerset Celebration of Literature, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of Tweed Banora Dental.

2017 Shortlisted

Junior Category

  • Flesh of the Grove – Margot Lee, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales
  • The Woodsman’s Son – Lewis Orr, Scotch College, Western Australia
  • Linger – Amy Wortmann, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Queensland

Senior Category

  • A Ballad of Sunflowers – Brendan Pierotti, Townsville Grammar School, Queensland
  • Anonymity – Lauren Potter, St Mary's College, Queensland
  • Suburbian Sea – Negar Bahadori, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Victoria
  • The Assembly of Bones in the Arms of the Earth – Nuha Idris, Academy for Sciences, Queensland

Proudly sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of

Tweed Banora Dental