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Storyfest

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 2019 Somerset Storyfest, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of Tweed Banora Dental.

Click here to submit your entry.

Entries close on Friday 7 December 2018

2018 Winners

Junior Category

  • Giving but not Loving – Heidi Leeman, Southern Cross Catholic College, Queensland

Senior Category

  • Genetics is only the half of it – Vivi Baker, Somerset College, Queensland

2018 Shortlisted

Junior Category

  • The Dream – Zoe Crowley-Burrows, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales
  • The Truth of Writing – Lucinda Jackson, St Joseph's College, New South Wales
  • Giving but not Loving – Heidi Leeman, Southern Cross Catholic College, Queensland
  • Emu – Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales
  • Family Snapshot – Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales
  • When Sorrow was a Boy – Sally McShane, Queechy High School, Tasmania

Senior Category

  • Rain Song – Victoria Streeton-Cook, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Victoria
  • Seeing/Believing – Kethmi Gamage, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Victoria
  • A Lesson on Love and War – Emma Nicholas, Queechy High School, Tasmania
  • Shadow – Adna Mahmutovic, Amity College, New South Wales
  • Genetics is only the half of it – Vivi Baker, Somerset College, Queensland