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On these pages you will find competitions and other opportunities for authors, performance writers for stage and screen, illustrators and filmmakers. See entries below the quick list for more detailed information.  

In this section we list competitions open to writers of prose and poetry. Detailed information is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted in red.

  • The IPSWICH POETRY FEAST INTERNATIONAL POETRY WRITING COMPETITION is now open for entries in several categories for both Open Age and Students from 5–17 years of age. A TEACHERS INFORMATION KIT is available to help teachers with entries from the latter. Entries close: 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 27 July 2018. 

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Who: Ipswich City Council.

What: IPSWICH POETRY FEAST INTERNATIONAL POETRY WRITING COMPETITION

Entries close: 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 27 July 2018.

Contact: For guidelines and the application form visit the website at http://www.ipswichpoetryfeast.com.au/competition.htm. Open age international entrants must submit entries via the online entry form, using a credit card for the fee. International cheques will not be accepted.

Cost: $5 fee per entry payable to Ipswich City Council for Open Age categories. Free entry in 5–17 years of age categories.

What’s happening: The Rules. The IPSWICH POETRY FEAST INTERNATIONAL POETRY WRITING COMPETITION is now open for entries in the following categories:

  • OPEN AGE – BUSH POETRY: For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Bush Poetry. 
  • OPEN AGE – OTHER POETRY: For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Other Poetry. 
  • OPEN AGE – LOCAL POETS: For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Local Poets. NOTE: Entry to this category is restricted to poets who live, work or attend school within the boundaries of Ipswich City Council.
  • OPEN AGE – PICTURE IPSWICH THEME: For the best poem submitted in the open age category for the Picture Ipswich Theme. Poems submitted in this category must reflect an image from the Picture Ipswich website at http://www.picture.ipswich.qld.gov.au.

Each entry must be the entrant's/author's original work. Any plagiarised content automatically disqualifies the poet from the competition. Entries must be submitted in the English language, not previously published for individual profit or having won a prize in any literary competition at time of entry. There is no word limit.

Poems may be on any subject and may be entered in more than one category (fee applies for each entry in Open Age categories). No name or other identifying material should appear on the poem.  Poems will be judged anonymously.

IN THE OPEN AGE BUSH POETRY CATEGORY the following definition applies: Australian Bush Poetry with good rhyme and meter which is written about Australia, its people, places, things and way of life.

IN THE OPEN AGE LOCAL POETS CATEGORY the following condition of entry applies: Entrants must live, work or attend school within the boundaries of Ipswich City Council.

IN THE OPEN AGE PICTURE IPSWICH THEME CATEGORY poems must be based on, and accompanied by, the relevant image and Reference Number from the Picture Ipswich website. Picture Ipswich is a collection of historical photographs and documents that record the lives and times of Ipswich from early settlement to the present day. Picture.ipswich.qld.gov.au

TEACHERS INFORMATION KIT

http://www.ipswichpoetryfeast.com.au/teachers/index.htm

Help us to get young people excited about poetry writing! The Ipswich Poetry Feast Competition was introduced with the aim of:

  • Encouraging students to write creatively
  • Providing a forum for students to receive recognition for their efforts
  • Presenting opportunities for students to share their work with a wider audience.

This kit has been developed to assist teachers and librarians who are committed to improve the writing talents of students. Your support, in taking the time to work with your students and submit their poems, contributes to the success of the competition and the achievement of its aims. Organisers would also appreciate your support in helping students to proof-read and edit their work for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.

Please read the following information to ensure all competition conditions are met, and to gain tips on generating student enthusiasm and outcomes.

Teachers' Checklist – Avoid the most common mistakes made by schools.
Tips from Teachers – Stimulate and motivate students to write and submit poems.
Tips from Past Judges – Find out what the judges look for.

PLAGIARISM! Plagiarism is a serious issue. All winning poems submitted in the Ipswich Poetry Feast Competition are run through a plagiarism program. To avoid embarrassment to all concerned, we ask teachers to be vigilant in discovering and discouraging plagiarism. Please explain to your students what plagiarism is, and that it is a serious offence. This is in the best interests of the students, ensuring a fair and equal competition.

In her article, Crime or confusion – why do students plagiarise?, published in EQ Australia, Issue 2, Winter 2006, Di Wilson examines the issue and causes of plagiarism and offers teaching and learning strategies to minimise its chances of occurring.     

The Prizes:

OPEN AGE - BUSH POETRY 
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Bush Poetry. 
1st Prize: $600 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $250 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $150 + Certificate
Highly Commended: Competition Memento + Certificate

OPEN AGE - OTHER POETRY 
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for Other Poetry. 
1st Prize: $600 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $250 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $150 + Certificate
Highly Commended: Competition Memento + Certificate

OPEN AGE - PICTURE IPSWICH THEME
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for the Picture Ipswich Theme. Poems submitted in this category must reflect an image from the Picture Ipswich website. Picture.ipswich.qld.gov.au
1st Prize: $300 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $175 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $125 + Certificate
Highly Commended: Competition Memento + Certificate

OPEN AGE - PICTURE IPSWICH THEME
For the best poem submitted in the open age category for the Picture Ipswich Theme. Poems submitted in this category must reflect an image from the Picture Ipswich website. Picture.ipswich.qld.gov.au
1st Prize: $300 + Certificate + Medallion
2nd Prize: $175 + Certificate
3rd Prize: $125 + Certificate
Highly Commended: Competition Memento + Certificate.

 

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