2019 Awards

On the 6th September 2019, the winners of the 2019 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards will be presented with their prizes.

Congratulations to the below students who captivated the judges with their imagination and creativity.

Also worth mentioning are the students who received a Commended, Highly-Commended or Shortlisted poem. Our judges gave special feedback for each one. Our Project Officer, Brittany, has put together a document containing a list of the poems, as well as the judges’ comments.

Click here to see the document.

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards wishes to thank all the teachers, students and parents who submitted poetry this year, as well as the sponsors, special guests and VIP's who make this whole competition possible.

We look forward to seeing next year's entries!

The 2019 anthology is available to pre-order now. This year, we will be offering a digital version to reduce paper wastage. Orders are expected to be sent in October-November.

See order form here.

Our winners and runners-up for this year are as follows:

Category

Poet

Poem & Judges' Comments

Lower Primary
Winner

Lincoln Cecil

Rowena Public School, NSW

"The Beat"

Lower Primary
Runner Up

Eric Qiu

Penrith Anglican College, NSW

"Dark"

Upper Primary
Winner

Sanu Kariyawasam

Seymour College, SA

"The Earth is in Good Hands"

Upper Primary
Runner Up

Henry Maning

The Cottage School, TAS

"I think my teacher is Cinderella"

Assisted Learning Primary
Winner

Felix Liu

Redeemer Baptist School, NSW

"Untouchable"

Assisted Learning Primary
Runner Up

Jasmine Safrglani

Redeemer Baptist School, NSW

"Artistry"

David Maher Award for Small Schools Winner

Lachlan Spence

Booligal Public School, NSW

"Forgotten Tree"

Junior Secondary
Winner

Janiru Liyanage

Baulkham Hills High School, NSW

"Can you speak Sinhala?"

Junior Secondary
Runner Up

Massimo English

Cranbrook School, NSW

"The Thirsty Cow"

Senior Secondary
Winner

Amelia Neylon

Individual Entry from the Friends School, TAS

"When Penelope went sailing, instead of waiting for Odysseus to come home"

Senior Secondary
Runner Up

Emily Pruiti

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, WA

"boys i love"

Assisted Learning Secondary
Winner

Han Zheng

Redeemer Baptist School, NSW

"The Place I Live"

Assisted Learning Secondary
Runner Up

Tom Li

Redeemer Baptist School, NSW

"Learning Curve"

Schools' Award

Primary 

The Cottage School, TAS

 

Schools’ Award

Secondary

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, WA

 

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards wishes to thank all the teachers, students and parents who submitted poetry this year, as well as the sponsors, special guests and VIP's who make this whole competition possible.

We look forward to seeing next year's entries!


Previous Winners

2018 Poetry Awards2017 Poetry Awards Booklet2016 Awards Booklet2015 Poetry Awards Booklet2014 Dorothea Poetry Awards2013 Dorothea Poetry Awards2012 Dorothea Poetry Awards2012 Dorothea Poetry Awards2010 Dorothea Poetry Awards2009 Dorothea Poetry Awards

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