Poetry COmp

Are you ready to set the world on fire?

Your Poetry Challenge

A chance for young people to passionately express themselves… and win!

Enter your poetry to win fame and fortune*

We’re on the hunt for Australia’s next generation of poets, and we want to see your poetry! The competition opens when our actors first go on tour and closes when the tour finishes. The winner will be announced shortly after.

*May not result in actual fame or fortune.

The winner will…

be showcased

Have their poem included in a PIA show performed to our audience of over 100,000 students, with pride of place alongside some of Australia’s most revered poets.


Receive a $500 cash prize.

The second place winner will be awarded $250 and the third place winner will receive $100!

stay tuned for the poetry comp winner of 2024 to be announced this december.

The Rules

1 / Poets must be enrolled in Primary School or High School.
2 / The submitted poem cannot be more than 500 words. We’d also love to see your finest work, so keep your submission to 1 poem!
3 / Writing must be appropriate for school-aged audiences.
4 / Works must be original and written by the applicant. AI entries will be disqualified immediately, and the school of the entrant notified.

5 / We’re open to audio submissions of your poem, please send them directly to [email protected]!
5 / By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions.

Ready to Write?

Simply click the button below and fill out the form!



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