The 2018 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize


30th June 2018

Who may enter
All entrants must be 18 years of age or over when they enter the Prize. Entries may be submitted from any place in the world and you don't have to be a previously published poet to enter.

The competition is organised by the University of Canberra.

All poems entered for the prize must be single poems with a maximum length of 50 lines and be no more than 1,000 words in total. Entries must be poems on any subject.

Entries must be written primarily in English (only a few words in another language or languages are permitted). 

To be eligible for the prize a poem should not have been published or performed in any publicly available format, in part or in whole.

Entry fees
AUD$15 per poem if submitted before 28 February 2018
AUD$20 per poem if submitted between 1 March and 30 June 2018
AUD$10 per poem University students only

The winner will receive AUD$15,000.
The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000.

Please visit to learn more about the competition.