12th Kathleen Julia Bates Memorial Writing Competition (Children’s Poetry)
For Australian writers only, this competition is for a poem suitable for a child up to the age of 12 years. Maximum length 30 lines. Open theme. Poems that have previously won a competition are ineligible.
All entries are to have a separate title page with full contact details including email address for results. Entrants will also receive a score sheet and other feedback.
Entry fee is $10 per poem. Payment is by direct deposit to BSB 633-000 Account Number 140152760. Please use the format (your surname)_poetry when making your deposit so payment can be easily matched with submissions.
Prizes are $150 first prize, $100 for second prize and $50 for third prize plus certificates for winners and short-listed entries. Entries must be received on or before 15 August.
Results will be announced on the Australian Children’s Poetry blog site (www.australianchildrenspoetry.com) and in Buzz Words (All the Buzz about Children’s Books).
Email entries to Teena Raffa-Mulligan at traffa-m(at)bigpond.net.au