2016 Porter Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the twelfth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$7,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years.

Poems must not exceed 75 lines and must be written in English.

Deadline for entries is 1 December 2015

First Prize: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint The lady and the unicorn, 1975

Shortlisted Poets: $500

Online entry is recommended, but posted entries will be accepted. Before entering the Porter Prize, all poets must read the Terms and Conditions.

Click here to enter online.

pdfClick here to download a PDF entry form and enter by post.

The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years.

Peter Porter portrait 1

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us with queries about the Porter Prize.

 Click here for more information about past winners and to read their poems.

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Ms Morag Fraser AM. The print is donated by Mr Ivan Durrant in honour of Georges Mora.

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