Students and teachers are invited to submit poems to this year’s Spring Poetry Festival.
The closing date for entries is Friday 6 August 2021. Launch 23 October 2021.
Individuals may submit a maximum of two poems.
SAETA encourages teachers to select only the best entries from their classes to assist the judging panel in the selection process.
A SELECTION OF THE BEST ENTRIES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE SPRING POETRY EDITION OF OPINION
The successful young poets, their families and their teachers will be invited to attend the Spring Poetry launch in Term 4, 2021.
BEST ENTRIES FROM STUDENTS IN YEAR 11 OR 12 – TWO SPECIAL PRIZES OF $50 EACH
These prizes, introduced in 1991, are sponsored by the Friendly Street Poets. The winning entries will be selected by the Friendly Street Committee.
Friendly Street Poets will publish the poems awarded the Friendly Street Awards on their website www.friendlystreetpoets.org.au
BEST JUNIOR ENTRIES UP TO YEAR 10 – TWO PRIZES OF $50 EACH
These prizes are the South Australian Writers’ Centre Prize and the Budding Poet’s Award.
Spring Poetry Festival is open to students and teachers in Australian schools.
The Judges’ decision is final.
SAETA reserves the right to reproduce and publicise entries by press, radio, television or the internet.
There is a small entry fee per school to cover administrative costs. $10 for corporate member schools and $20 for non – member schools (90c or $1.80 GST respectively). This fee covers all entries from that school.
Individuals may submit one or two poems only to the editor.
Each poem must be accompanied by an entry form, and a signed declaration.
KEEP a COPY of your work, as entries will not be returned.
To facilitate judging, poems should be TYPED, PRINTED or CLEARLY WRITTEN.
Each copy must be identified with the NAME and SCHOOL ADDRESS of the author. Only students who comply with these conditions will be considered.
Entries to be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: Friday 6 August 2021
For more information, visit https://www.aate.org.au/saeta-content/writers/spring-poetry-festival