We are delighted to announce QPF’s 2019 Prizes and Awards

Awards opening from Friday 7 June 2019 include the suite of prestigious Arts Queensland Poetry Awards, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, and the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award.

Presented by QPF for the tenth year in 2019, 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Among the prizes is the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an unpublished manuscript, named in honour of this distinguished Queensland poet.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 16th year, this prestigious award includes prize money of $2,000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP).

Online applications for the Arts Queensland Poetry Awards, Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize, and Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award close on Friday 5th July 2019.

Winners of all awards will be announced at the Queensland Poetry Awards presentation, on opening night of the Queensland Poetry Festival, Thursday 22nd August 2019 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

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Our Major Partners

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.