Are you ready to set the world on fire?
Your Poetry Challenge
A chance for young people to passionately express themselves… and win!
SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 2023 POETRY COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL SUBMISSIONS AND WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING MORE IN 2024!
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! Our monthly poetry challenge opens on the 1st and concludes on the final day of each month. The winner for the year will be chosen from all the monthly finalists and announced towards the end of the year.
*May not result in actual fame or fortune.
The winner will…
Selected from the monthly finalists, the overall winner will…
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 2023 to be announced this december.
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.
Ready to Write?
Simply click the button below and fill out the form!
Alternatively, you can send your poem to us as a private message via Facebook, or e-mail it through to [email protected] – making sure to also include your name, age, school and contact details so we can get in touch if you’ve made the winning entry.