Hosted by The Singing Gardens in conjunction with the C.J. Dennis Society.
As per previous years there will be prizes awarded for first, second and third in each of the categories as well as the prestigious Marian Mayne Prize, for the winner of the Adult Open section.
The Marian Mayne Prize is a gorgeous perpetual trophy which will remain at The Singing Gardens not only continuing to promote the competition but also the memory of Marian Mayne herself, whose generous bequest provided the trophy itself as well as ongoing prize money.
The Poetry Competition is NOW OPEN and the closing date for entries is 1st September 2020.
Categories (prizes in brackets: (1st / 2nd / 3rd)
1. Open Poetry (Marian Mayne Prize: $250 / $150 / $100) *Themed: Environment/Climate Change
2. Open Short Story (CJ Dennis Society Prize: $250 / $150 / $100) *Themed: Environment/Climate Change
3. Poems written by adults for children ($250 / $150 / $100). There will also be a prize of $150 for the poem in this category chosen as the best by a group of local children.
4. Primary school students: preps to grade 6 ($30 / $20 / $10)
5. Secondary school students: years 7-12 ($50 / $30 / $20)
More information available at: http://cjdennissociety.com/?page_id=185