The University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize is now open for entries for 2014.

Bruce Dawe

Now in its 16th year, the competition encourages talented writers and poets throughout Australia to get creative for a chance to win the prestigious prize worth $2500.

Entries are open until July 31.

Associate Professor Lawrence Johnson has been judging the competition for the last 11 years and said the standard of entries never failed to impress.

“Every year we receive some outstanding entries which makes for a very tough time deciding on the winner,” Assoc Prof Johnson said. “We receive entries from poets who are quite big in the Australian poetry scene and the competition really does bring out some of the best talent in the country.”

To find out more information or to enter the competition, visit www.usq.edu.au/arts/awards/bruce-dawe-prize.

via USQ