1st, 2nd & 3rd cash prizes, plus Highly Commended & Commended certificates as awarded by judge. Total prize pool over $700


  • Work entered in this competition must be original, in English, unpublished and not have won a prize in any other competition. Authors retain copyright.
  • Theme ‘Transitions’
  • Poems entered must in some way refer to the theme
  • Open Class – poets 18 years & older
  • Junior classes –
    • Primary School student (one poem only)
    • Secondary School student (one poem only)
  • To maintain anonymity, entrant’s name should appear on entry form only, not on poems. Entry forms are to include entrant’s name, address, phone number, titles of poems submitted.
  • Entries should be typed, on one side of paper only, one poem to a page
  • Poems to be no longer than 60 lines
  • Entry fees: Open class $10 for first poem, $5 for every poem entered thereafter

Junior classes – no entry fee, only one poem per student

  • Cheques/money orders to be made payable to Adelaide Plains Poets Inc
  • Or electronically using these details: BSB 105-009 Acct 105 954 340
  • Entries to: Competition Secretary, 1594 Germantown Rd REDBANKS SA 5502
  • Entries to be received by close of business 29 January 2016 – entries received after this date will not be considered for the competition.
  • Authors should retain a copy of their work

For further details contact:

Ms C Cordon (08) 85272412; 0418 806 490