The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit, and to stimulate excellence in writing. It also aims to inspire and enrich youth literature.

As a part of the 2020 Somerset Storyfest, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of Tweed Banora Dental.

2019 Winners
2019 Shortlisted
2018 Winners

2019 Winners

Junior Category
Sicilian Music Box - Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Senior Category
My Lover’s Lover - Amy Wortmann, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Queensland

2019 Shortlisted

Junior Category
Little Manly - Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Sicilian Music Box - Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Senior Category
A Soil-Water Romance - Fadi Jan, Good Samaritan Catholic College, New South Wales
In a Breath - Heidi Leeman, Southern Cross Catholic College, Queensland
My Lover’s Lover - Amy Wortmann, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Queensland

2018 Winners

Junior Category
Giving but not Loving – Heidi Leeman, Southern Cross Catholic College, Queensland

Senior Category
Genetics is only the half of it – Vivi Baker, Somerset College, Queensland