Aspiring poets have until 30 June, 2012, to enter for the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize. Dawe, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary poets, endowed the $1500 annual award to encourage other Australian poets. The endowment is administered by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland, and the prize will be judged there. Dawe believed that all universities should encourage the practice of the arts within Australian society.
The winning poet will be contacted personally and details of the win announced on the Dawe prize website in October, 2012.
For more news on other upcoming events, including competition deadlines, see AustLit's events directory.
(Image credits for portrait of Bruce Dawe, above: Virginia Wallace-Crabbe [Portrait of Bruce Dawe taken at Canberra Writers' Week 1995] Silver gelatin on resin-coated paper. Courtesy of Digital Collections, National Library of Australia.)