Arts Queensland Poetry Awards:
- Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
- Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem
- XYZ Award for Innovation in Spoken Word
Queensland Poetry Festival Challenges
- QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge 2020 (closes 30 Nov 2020)
- QPF Film+Poetry Challenge (announced with screenings 26 Nov 2020)
- Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize
- Emerging Older Poets Mentorship Program
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Presented by QPF for the eleventh year in 2020, the Arts Queensland Poetry Awards are an important platform for established and emerging poets to present new works and build their profile, with cash prizes and industry support for the winners. Recipients also have the opportunity to profile their award-winning works at the future festivals and events.
Among the prizes is the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript, named in honour of this distinguished Queensland poet. Now in its 18th year, this prestigious award includes prize money of $2,000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP).
Winners were announced at the Queensland Poetry Awards on 31 July 2020.
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The Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize is proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.