Open Section

First Prize - $1,500, Runner Up - $250

Youth Section

First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50

CALD Youth sub-category

First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50

Key Dates

Opens on the 3rd July 2021 

Closes on the 5th September 2021

Awards Ceremony - 28th November 2021 – 2:00pm

The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event available online and in person in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges on the 28th November 2021 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

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

If you'd like to make a modest donation of $10 use this form. (Use the form as many times as you like if you want to increase your donation)

For greater donations or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@woorilla.org.au 

Thanks for helping Woorilla Poetry Prize grow and support emerging poets.

$1,500 First Prize, $250 Runner Up

Note: Use this form only for the Open Section

Key Dates

Opens on the 3rd July 2021 

Closes on the 5th September 2021

Awards Ceremony

28th November 2021 – 2:00pm

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

Entry Fees

Open Section

$15 per poem 

See full terms and conditions for further information

$200 First Prize, $50 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 3rd July 2021 
  • Closes on the 5th September 2021

Awards Ceremony

  • 28th November 2021 – 2:00pm
  • The Awards Ceremony will be a hybrid event presented online and in person in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria on the 28th November 2021 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, $50 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 3rd July 2021 
  • Closes on the 5th September 2021

Awards Ceremony

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