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QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge (2020-)
Subcategory of Queensland Poetry Festival Awards
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This award superseded the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award: in the QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge, poets respond specifically to artworks in the Queensland Regional Art Awards.

Winners are selected in nine categories, one per artwork.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

winner Kym Barrett for 'Gateway', in response to Kai Jensen, 'Gateway (I Was a Textured Trunk)
winner Ben Walter for 'Unfenced', in response to Western Campbell's 'Town Meets Town'.
winner Pri Victor for 'After "My Country"', in response to My Country by Netta Loogatha.
winner Carlo Caponecchia for 'Will Robinson', after 'Stolen' by Darren Blackman.
winner Roger Callen for 'I Only Know Her by Her Painting', after 'Whit erock - Elemental' by Cynthia Copley.
winner Judy Durrant for 'To the Citizens of Paradise', after 'To the Citizens of Paradise' by Bianca Tainsh.
winner Dave Drayton for 'Treat Yourself', after 'Ignite' by Michelle Kurth.
winner Anna Black for 'Aurum', after 'Celebrating the Colours of Coolum', by Libby Denham.

Year: 2020

winner Helen Avery for 'Seagull Woman' (in response to 'Seagull And Crane – A Traditional Lardil Story From Mornington Island by Joelene Roughsey, 2020')
winner Hannah Jenkins for 'Untitled' (in response to Reap View Video Artwork by Donna Davis, 2020)
winner Anna Black for 'Extraction of Energy' (in response to A Time Before by Edwin Hamill, 2020)
winner Lauren Rae for 'Six Step Beauty' ( in response to Worth The Cost? by Erin Mckenna, 2020)
winner Jocelyn Deane for 'Blue in Nature' (in response to Outback, A Sense Of Place by Katrina Goldsworthy, 2019)
winner Ashley Haywood for 'Plant Script' (in response to Flourish by Leanne Vincent, 2020)
winner Esther Ottaway for 'Sensory Processing Disorder' (in response to I Seem More Aware Of Subtleties In My Space by Melissa Spratt, 2020)