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Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition
or MPU International Poetry Competition
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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Supported by the Melbourne Poets Union (MPU), a self-funded, incorporated not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of poets and poetry. Awards include the $1500 Leon Shann award, the 2nd prize of $500, 3rd prize of $200 and the Martin Downey Urban Realist Award. 

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2019

Year: 2018

winner Leon Shann Award B. R. Dionysius for  'My Father on a Horse, Date Unknown'
winner Martin Downey Urban Realist Award Rob Wallis for The Hours Alone.

Year: 2014

Year: 2014

winner Carmel MacDonald-Grahame for 'Wreck'

Year: 2014