Betty Olle Poetry Award

Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

THE BETTY OLLE POETRY AWARD 2020

Australia wide competition for written Bush Poetry

The aim of the Betty Olle Poetry Award is to provide an opportunity for poets to share their work, to encourage the writing of new work, to acknowledge the skills of our junior poets, and to keep the spirit of Bush Poetry alive.

Conducted by the Kyabram & District Bush Verse Group

 

OPEN SECTION

Winner - The 'Betty Olle' Poetry Award

plus $500 prize money.

Runner - Up - Certificate plus $200 prize money.

Highly Commended - Certificate.

ENTRY FEE - $10 per entry form (2 poems)

 

JUNIOR SECTION - 12 years and under

Winner - The 'Betty Olle' Junior Poetry Award

plus $100 prize money.

Runner - Up - Certificate plus $50 prize money.

Highly Commended - Certificate.

ENTRY FEE - Free

Conducted by the Kyabram & District Bush Verse Group

 

COMPETITION RULES:

1. Poem(s) must be the entrant's own work

2. Poem(s) must be in traditional Australian Bush Verse form (Rhyme, Rhythm and meter) with an Australian theme

3. Entries to be submitted in English

4. Poem(s) must not have previously been placed first in any written competition prior to the closing date

5. Each entry to be on a separate A4 sheet(s) of paper and typed

6. Name of entrant must NOT be shown on the poem, only on the entry form

7. Open section entry fee of $10 per entry form (2 poems)

8. Entry fee for Junior section (12 years and under) is free

9. Entrants are advised to keep copies of poems as entries will not be returned

10. Enclose poem(s), with entry form and fee, in a suitable envelope and post to: Betty Olle Poetry Award, PO Box 756 Kyabram. Vic. 3619

11. The winner, Runner-up and Highly commended entrants will be notified as soon as the judges' decision is available

12. Judges' decisions will be final and binding

13. No correspondence will be entered into

14. Closing date: 31 AUGUST 2020

15. Results will be publicly announced at 'Around the Campfire' a Kyabram Bush Verse Group function held at the Kyabram Club on Thursday 15 October 2020

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Cheque: Make cheque payable to Kyabram Bush Verse Group

2. Direct Deposit: BSB: 803 078 Account number 91975 please use your surname as a reference

 

ENTRY FORM

RULES