The Larrikin House Slam Poetry Competition is open to ALL current students attending schools in the Central West region of Queensland in Australia. 

Applicants are required to submit a video of them performing any of the below Larrikin House picture book titles.

Winning primary students will win a Larrikin House book pack and secondary students will win a School of Larrikins writing course along with the opportunity to attend Storyfest Out West and perform with Spoken Word Poet, Joel McKerrow.

Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age as at date of close of entries on 17 June 2022.

Entries close Friday 17 June 2022


1. Read the Conditions of Entry
2. Select a book from the Larrikin House selection below;
3. Practice your poetry;
4. Video yourself;
5. Upload to win!

Click here to see Joel in action

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