2012 Monash Poetry Prize – $150 cash prize to be won

The Monash University Prize for Poetry was established in 1963 and is an important part of the tradition of promoting literary creativity at Monash University. Previous winners include prominent Australian poets such as John A. Scott and Laurie Duggan.

The prize is open to all current Monash University Undergraduate students and is awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School (English, Communications and Performance Studies). The prize is awarded annually for the best poem by an undergraduate. Up to three entries may be submitted by a candidate in any one year.

Closing date
Entries for the 2012 Monash University Prize for Poetry are now open. The closing date is Friday August 10.

A cash prize is awarded to the winner and the poem is published on the School’s website.

Entry requirements

  • The poem must be the original work of the candidate.
  • Typed. No handwritten entries will be accepted.
  • Written in English.
  • No more than 150 lines in length.
  • Each entry should be submitted under a nom de plume.

Submission instructions

  • Each entry should be inscribed with your nom de plume only. Do not write your real name on the entry.
  • Firmly attach each poem entered to a sealed envelope which contains a completed application form. Application forms can be downloaded fromhttp://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/prize-for-poetry
  • Please complete one application form per entry.
  • Entries should be marked for the attention of the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies Office. Lodge your entry by hand or by post only to the addresses below.
  • No email submissions will be accepted.

Postal Address
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Faculty of Arts
Monash University
Victoria 3800, Australia

Physical Address
Room W707
Building 11 (Menzies Building)
Clayton Campus
Victoria, Australia

For more information please see the prize Website and the prize information PDF [140 KB].