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Tom Collins Poetry Competition 2017

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 – 1912). Under the name Tom Collins, he wrote the Australian classic, Such is Life, as well as many poems.

Prizes

  • 1st prize: $1,000
  • 2nd prize: $300
  • 3rd prize: $100

Poem length: up to 60 lines

Competition opens October 1, 2017 and closes December 15, 2017

Open theme

Limit of five entries per person (that is five poems per person)
$10 for each entry ($10 per poem so five poems at $10 each will be $50)

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 – 1912) who wrote the classic Such is Life, under the name Tom Collins.

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize  is one of Australia’s most prestigious poetry prizes, with first place being awarded a $1,000 prize.

For any general queries contact FAWWA at [email protected]

​To view last years Winners click here

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