2019 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word
In its 5th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep impression on many of today’s Queensland spoken word artists. It is open to applicants Australia-wide.
1ST PRIZE: $1,000
Highest QLD entry: $500 Qld Writers Centre workshop credit, and performance opportunity at Queensland Poetry Festival 2019
Prize-winners will be published online by Melbourne Spoken Word.
The winners will be announced at the Queensland Poetry Awards, Thursday 2nd August 2019 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley.
Deadline for receipt of applications: by 5pm Friday 5th July 2019
Previous winners: Anisa Nandaula, Benjamin Wild, Manna Marvel
The Queensland Poetry Awards are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.