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Roland Leach Poetry Prize

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A - Middle primary years three and four

B - Upper primary years five and six

C - Lower secondary years seven, eight and nine

D - Upper secondary years ten, eleven and twelve

Conditions of entry

The Roland Leach Poetry Prize is open to young poets who reside in Western Australia. Entries close Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Terms and conditions

  • Original entries in English can be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
  • Name and address of entrant is to be written on the entry form only.
  • Entries must be submitted in A4 portrait format only.
  • Entries must be unpublished and original work of the entrant.
  • Entrants must verify age and declare the poem is their own work and that they have approval from their parent, guardian or teacher to enter.
  • Entries must not have won any previous competitions.
  • Entries must be anonymous for judging purposes.
  • An email address must be provided on the entry form.
  •  If entering more than one poem, each poem needs to be submitted separately with its own entry form.
  • Joint entries are not accepted.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • By entering this competition, you are agreeing to have your work published by City of Nedlands in their newsletter, on their webpage and in any anthology that may arise from the competition with acknowledgements to the author. Copyright will at all times stay with the poet.
  • Entries must be received at Nedlands Library no later than Wednesday 12 September 2018.

 For more information, call the Nedlands Library on 9273 3644 or email

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2016 Roland Leach Winning Poems


2016 Roland Leach Winning Poems