Welcome to the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

a unique national project, giving Australia’s youth a voice and an opportunity to strive for excellence in literature

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The 2022 Competition is now closed!

Winners will be announced in early September 2022.

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It’s on again!

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards are back! Time flies when you're having fun! Our judges, Kat Apel and Meredith Costain, are back to view thousands of entries as well! AND! Some very exciting news, indeed! Firstly, we now have a CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION! Woohoo!...