Welcome to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
The oldest and largest poetry competition for school aged children in Australia.
The Awards aim to inspire students across Australia to express their thoughts creatively through poetry and, by doing so, support the legacy of Dorothea Mackellar and her legendary poem ‘My Country‘.
Entries open annually on March 1st and close on the 30th June. 2015 optional theme is ‘the open door’, 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.