transparant image

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 2018 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.

ENTER NOW!

Click here to view the 2018 Conditions of Entry.

2017 Winners

Junior Category

  • The Woodsman’s Son – Lewis Orr, Scotch College, Western Australia

Senior Category

  • Suburbian Sea – Negar Bahadori, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Victoria

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