The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards is the oldest and largest poetry competition for school students in Australia. The poetry awards aim to capture the imagination of students, inspiring them to express their thoughts creatively through poetry; while celebrating the legendary work of Dorothea Mackellar, author of the famous poem ‘My Country’. It is a unique national event, giving Australia’s young people a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature.
The competition opens in March and students are encouraged to enter.
More details here.