Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is the oldest and largest poetry competition for school students in Australia. The poetry awards aim to capture the imagination of students, inspiring them to express their thoughts creatively through poetry, while celebrating the legendary work of Dorothea Mackellar, author of the famous poem My Country. It is a unique national event, giving Australia’s young people a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature. The awards are hosted by the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society which is based in Gunnedah, north-west NSW. Guidelines and application details online here

Closing 30 June 2011.

Dorothea Mackellar Statue

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