Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Thursday 01 March 2018 to Sunday 30 June 2019


The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards seek to capture the imaginations of school students across Australia, inspiring them to express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of poetry in their pursuit of literary excellence. The standard of entries year after year is consistently high, winning poems never cease to impress the judges.

The Competition opens on the March 1 and ends on the June 30 each year.
Behind the scenes the committee initiates, manages and completes other projects and focuses on new ways to expand, promote and highlight the poetry contest and their goal remains the same – to increase the number of schools entering each year and to find schools in more and more remote localities.

Visit the website for up to date competition details.

The Society works from the Mackellar Centre located in Anzac Park Gunnedah. Gunnedah Shire Council very generously “donated” the former Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre to the Society in 2015, providing a permanent headquarters. The Mackellar Centre is open Tuesday -Thursday from 10am-4pm.

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