2019 Poetry Award Winners

2019 Queensland Poetry Festival Award Winners

Queensland Poetry Festival would like to announce the winners for the three main Arts Queensland Poetry Awards: the Thomas Shapcott, the Val Vallis, and the XYZ.

 

THOMAS SHAPCOTT POETRY PRIZE

Winner

Luke Best  Cadaver Dog

 

Shortlist

Jarad Bruinstroop

Gavin Yuan Gao

Damen O’Brien

Sean West

 

VAL VALLIS AWARD FOR AN UNPUBLISHED POEM

Winner

Damen O’Brien

 

XYZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN SPOKEN WORD

Winner

Fable Goldsmith

Highest Placed Queensland Entry

Rae White

 

Congratulations to all winning and highly commended poets from QPF.

 

The winners of the Philip Bacon Award, Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, and the Emerging Older Poets Mentorship Prize are:

OODGEROO NOONUCCAL INDIGENOUS POETRY PRIZE

Winner

Jeanine Leane

 

PHILIP BACON EKPHRASIS POETRY AWARD

Winners

Claire Coleman/ Jane Frank/ Damen O’Brien

 

EMERGING OLDER POETS MENTORSHIP PRIZE

Winner

Julie Manning

 

Congratulations to all the winning and highly commended poets from QPF.