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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.

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

Proudly sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of

Tweed Banora Dental