Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition

Open to students from Kindergarten to Year 12

Open to students from Kindergarten to Year 12

From Gemma Wilson and Rachael Hind, Teacher Librarians

Are you a keen writer?
Is poetry ‘your thing’?
Are you looking to extend your writing?

The Junior Library is supporting the 2021 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards and is encouraging Junior School students who love writing to consider entering this national poetry competition. 

The competition is open from March 1 to June 30, 2021.  Further information can be found at the Dorothea Mackellar website, along with the work of previous winners. 

Kindergarten – Year 3 students are eligible for the lower primary category, with Year 4-6 students in the upper primary category. There are also categories for Secondary students, and we encourage interested poets in Years 7-12 to also contact us regarding entries.  Please note, there will be no cost for individual students or families to enter. 

If you think your child may be interested in this, please email Teacher Librarians Gemma Wilson or Rachael Hind, for further information.


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