Welcome to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
This annual poetry competition for school aged children is a unique national project, giving Australia’s youth a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature.
The 2015 competition opens on March 1st and closes on June 30th. This year the optional theme is ‘the open door’, and you can download theme design here.
Thank you everyone for taking part in the 2014 poetry competition. More than 8,500 poems were submitted by 600 schools from all over Australia, follow the NEWS page for details.