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KSP Poetry Awards

Submit poems up to 50 lines in length.

Categories: Youth KSP Poetry Awards (10 to 17 years); Open KSP Poetry Awards (18 years plus); Annette Cameron Encouragement Award (for current West Australian residents over the age of 18 who have never published a full collection of poetry either in print or online).

Entry fees: Youth (Free, limit of one poem per entrant); Adult and Annette Cameron ($10 per poem, no limit on entries).


  • First place $300 prize for open plus weekend residency at the KSP Writers’ Centre (non-transferable, $300 value) and $100 first place prize for youth
  • Annette Cameron Award for an Unpublished WA Poet: $150
  • Second place certificates with $150 prize for open and $50 for youth
  • Up to five commended certificates for both open and youth
  • Mundaring National Young Writers encouragement award for under 14s with $25 prize
  • Select entrants invited to read their story at KSP’s End of Year Awards Ceremony.

Closing date: Thursday 30 September 2021.

For more information, please visit the KSP Writers’ Centre website.

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