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69┬▄└˛ Vice-ChancellorÔÇÖs International Poetry Prize

2024 Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize

The 2024 prize is open for entry until 14 July 2024, 11:59pm GMT.

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About the Prize

The 69┬▄└˛ Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize has been offered since 2014. On behalf of the University, this is administered by the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the .

The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures. It marks the 69┬▄└˛'s commitment to creativity and imagination in all that it does, and builds on the work of the International Poetry Studies Institute in identifying poetry as a highly resilient and sophisticated human activity. It also builds on the activities of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, which conducts wide-ranging research into human creativity and culture.

The 2024 prize winners will be announced by November 2024 and the prize winners and short-list will be notified prior to that.

This year's judges will be poets Michelle Borzi and James Cherry.

Important details are:

  • The overall winner will receive AUD$15,000
  • The international winner (from an economically developing nation) will receive AUD$5,000
  • The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000
  • Four additional poems will be short-listed
  • An online prize anthology of up to 60 longlisted poems will be published

Entry fees

  • Entrants may submit up to six poems, and will pay a separate fee for each poem.
  • First Entry: $AUD25 or $15 concession
  • Additional Entry (up to five additional entries): $AUD20 or $10 concession
  • See How to Enter for details and Early Bird fee options

Outline of prize rules and conditions

  • All poems entered for the prize will be single poems that have a maximum length of 60 lines
  • All entries will be in English
  • No simultaneous submissions will be allowed
  • Entries must be unpublished and original works of the author
  • Translations will not be eligible unless they are English translations from another language produced by the original author
  • Judges
  • Full Conditions of Entry

Please direct all enquiries to: vcpoetryprize@canberra.edu.au
Do not call the University, unfortunately we cannot address queries over the phone.