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Shoalhaven Literary Award for Poetry
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'The aim of this biennial competition since 1999 continues to be the recognition of literary excellence and the enhancement of the image of the Shoalhaven as a place of strong cultural development.

'The Awards are sponsored by Shoalhaven Arts Board (of the Shoalhaven City Council), Fellowship of Australian Writers (Shoalhaven Region) and Bundanon Trust. Judge: Brook Emery.' (


  • The Shoalhaven Literary Award for Poetry is sponsored by the Shoalhaven City Council and Bundanon, and conducted by the Fellowship of Australian Writers Shoalhaven Branch.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2016

winner In the Ring i "Time stretches and snaps", Gemma Parker , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 164-165)

Year: 2010

winner Gulliver Fiona Britton , 2011 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011;

Year: 2006

winner Portrait of Leonard Drysdale, Clerk of Birmingham, England, 1946 i "Ever punctual I stride", Peter Bakowski , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 3 May vol. 17 no. 8 2007;