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CLOSING DATE EXTENDED - WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER

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WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER

The Somerset National Poetry Prize encourages young writers in their literary endeavours. This premier National Poetry Prize is administered by Somerset College and is part of the annual Somerset Celebration of Literature.

The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth. And there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!

Here's what the competition entails:

  • Opening Date 31 July  2017  
  • Closing Date 20 December 2017
  • Write a poem of no more than 50 lines
  • The Somerset National Poetry Prize is open to ALL current secondary students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as of the competition closing date.
  • The winner in each category will receive $300 plus flights to the Gold Coast to attend the Somerset Celebration of Literature in March 2018.

Click here for more information and details on how to enter.

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