only after fifteen notes / did silence grip its tongue
– from Val Vallis’s ‘The Ballad of Changi Chimes’
2018 Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem
Named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem is committed to encouraging poets throughout Australia. Now in its 19th year, this prestigious prize for an unpublished poem (or suite of poems) of 80 lines or less comes with a total value of $2,000.
1ST PRIZE: $1,000
2nd PRIZE: $500
Highest Qld entry: $500 workshop credit at Qld Writers Centre, along with performance opportunity at Queensland Poetry Festival 2019
2018 Judges: Alison Whittaker, Angela Gardner
The winner will be announced at the Queensland Poetry Awards, Thursday 23 August 2018 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley.
Previous winners: Bronwyn Lovell, Caitlin Maling, Andrew Last, Brett Dionysius, Chloe Wilson, Rachael Briggs, Rebecca Edwards, Bronwyn Lea, Anna Kerdijk Nicholson, Judy Johnson, Jaya Savige, Sandra Hill, Ynes Sanz, Nathan Shepherdson, Anna Krien, Michelle Cahill.
Deadline for receipt of applications: by 5pm Friday 6 July 2018
The Queensland Poetry Awards are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.