AustLit logo
Somerset National Poetry Prize
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


The Somerset National Poetry prize is open to all current secondary students attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. The competition is sponsored by Penguin Random House Australia and Bond University. 


2005 winner y separately published work icon Fresh News From the Arctic Libby Hart , Carindale : Interactive Publications , 2006 Z1305828 2006 selected work poetry
2003 winner Travelling with the Wrong Phrase Books Jean Kent , 2003 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 146-150) The Best Australian Poetry 2006 2006; (p. 31-37)
2002 winner Seven Feet & Where They're From Bronwyn Lea , 2001 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Flight Animals 2001; (p. 6-13)