Enter your poetry to win fame and fortune*

*May not result in actual fame or fortune

Competition Entry

Our 2017 Poetry Challenge

closes on Tuesday 31st October!

Entries received after this date will not be eligible for prizes*

(*but will be included in next year’s competition if you are still at school in 2018)!


We’re on the hunt for Australia’s next generation of poets and we want students to send us their poetry.

The overall winner is selected from the monthly finalist poems and will:

  1. Have their poem included in a Poetry In Action touring show alongside some of Australia’s most revered poets and performed to our audience of over 65,000 students.
  2. Have their poem filmed and performed by our troupe and uploaded online.
  3. Receive $500 cash prize. In addition, the poem that places second will be awarded $250 and the third place will receive $100.

The Rules:

  • Poets must be aged 18 and under to enter.
  • Submitted poem cannot be more than 30 lines long.
  • Write about whatever you want.
  • Original works only accepted and it must be written by the applicant.

Simply fill out the form here and hit send to win!

Alternatively, you can send us your poem as a private message via Facebook or to info@poetryinaction.com.aumake sure you include your name, age, school and contact details so we can get in touch if you win!

Poems will be judged monthly. Entry into each monthly draw begins on the 1st and concludes on the final day of the month.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Team PIA

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