Open Section

First Prize - $2,000, Runner Up - $300

Youth Section

First Prize - $250, Runner Up - $100

CALD Youth sub-category

First Prize - $250, Runner Up - $100

Key Dates

Opens on the 1st June, 2022

Closes on the 1st September 2022

Awards Ceremony - 20th November 2022 – 2:00pm

The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event available online and in person in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges on the 20th November 2022 at 2:00pm.

Entry Fees

Open Section

$15 per poem entry

Youth Section

4 poems for free (12-18 years) – additional entries $5 per poem

Youth Sub - Category CALD

Open to poets aged 12-18 who have spoken English for 5 years or less. Eligible poets use checkbox when entering youth section, to also be included in this sub-section.

See full terms and conditions for further details

$2,000 First Prize, $300 Runner Up


Note: Use this form only for the Open Section


Key Dates
Opens on the 1st June, 2022
Closes on the 1st September, 2022
Awards Ceremony
20th November 2022 – 2:00pm
The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event presented online and in person at The Hills Hub, 400 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria on the 20th November 2022 at 2:00pm.
Entry Fees
Open Section
$15 per poem
See full terms and conditions for further information

$250 First Prize, $100 Runner Up


Note: Use this form only for the Youth Section.
Use this form to submit your first four poems in the Youth Section

  • Use a different form for each submission
  • If submitting additional poems use the Woorilla Poetry Prize Louise Rockne Youth Section 2021 (Five or more poems) Form

Key Dates

  • Opens on the 1st June, 2022
  • Closes on the 1st September, 2022

Awards Ceremony

  • 28th November 2021 – 2:00pm
  • The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event presented online and in person at The Hills Hub, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria on the 20th November 2022 at 2:00pm.

Entry Fees
Youth Section

  • 4 poems for free (12-18 years) 
  • Additional entries $5 per poem

Youth Sub - Category CALD (for poets 12-18 with 5 years or less English speaking)

  • No additional fee to enter CALD sub-category, ie. 4 poems for free (12-18 years) – additional entries $5 per poem

See full terms and conditions for further information

$200 First Prize, $100 Runner Up


Note: Use this form only for the Youth Section.
Use this form if submitting more than the 4 free poems allowed in the Youth Section

  • Use a different form for each submission

Key Dates

  • Opens on the 1st June, 2022
  • Closes on the 1st September 2022

Awards Ceremony

  • 20th November 2022 – 2:00pm
  • The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event presented online and in person at The Hills Hub, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria on the 20th November 2022 at 2:00pm.

Entry Fees

Youth Section

  • First 4 poems are free (12-18 years) 
  • Additional entries $5 per poem

Youth Sub - Category CALD (for poets 12-18 with 5 years or less English speaking)

  • If you are eligible to enter the sub-category, there is no additional fee to enter the CALD sub-category, ie. 4 poems for free (12-18 years) – additional entries $5 per poem

See full terms and conditions for further information

Woorilla Poetry Prize is 100% volunteer run and not-for-profit. Donations help to pay judges, cover expenses and increase prize money.

For greater donations or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@woorilla.org.au
Thanks for helping Woorilla Poetry Prize grow and support emerging poets.

Woorilla Poetry Prize is 100% volunteer run and not-for-profit. Donations help to pay judges, cover expenses and increase prize money.

For greater donations or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@woorilla.org.au
Thanks for helping Woorilla Poetry Prize grow and support emerging poets.

Woorilla Poetry Prize is 100% volunteer run and not-for-profit. Donations help to pay judges, cover expenses and increase prize money.

For greater donations or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@woorilla.org.au
Thanks for helping Woorilla Poetry Prize grow and support emerging poets.

Woorilla Poetry Prize