Why a wetlands poetry prize?
Wetlands are special places. Occupying the space between land and water, they’re home to a huge range of plants and animals, and provide many people with food and water.
This prize seeks to raise an awareness and appreciation of wetlands in all of their beauty and complexity.
1st November 2016
25th November 2016
Shortlisted poems announced
15th December 2016
Overall winners announced
World Wetlands Day (2nd February 2017)
Free to enter
50 lines per poem
- Grades 3-4 Overall winner: $50 book voucher from Fullers Bookshop.
- Grades 5-6 Overall winner: $75 book voucher from Fullers Bookshop.
- Grades 7/8/9 Overall winner: $100 book voucher from Fullers Bookshop.
- Grades 10/11/12 Overall winner: $150 book voucher from Fullers Bookshop.
There will be five runners-up in each age category, who will all receive a book valued at approximately $20.
Any aspect of wetlands, including the flora, fauna and people who depend upon them.
This prize is proudly funded and supported by NRM South and Fullers Bookshop, Hobart.
It is also supported by the Clarence City and Sorell Councils, as part of their annual World Wetlands Day celebrations.