Arts Queensland Poetry Awards:

Queensland Poetry Festival Challenges

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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Among the prizes is the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript, named in honour of this distinguished Queensland poet.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 Queensland Poetry Awards are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize is proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.