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 2022 Somerset Storyfest, school-aged students are invited to participate in the Somerset National Poetry Prize sponsored by Dr Annette Allen of Tweed Banora DentalEntries open Monday 26 July 2021, click here for Conditions of Entry.

2021 Winners
2020 Winners
2019 Winners
2018 Winners

2021 Winners

Junior Category
Early December - Sophie Patulny, Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design, New South Wales

Senior Category
Beginning - Helena Hagan, Somerset College, Queensland

2020 Winners

Junior Category
Mothers as Others - Lucia Gelonesi, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, New South Wales

Senior Category
Little Somethings - Jacki Elezovich, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, Western Australia

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

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