The Blake Poetry Prize was established in 2008 by The Blake Society, in partnership with the NSW Writers’ Centre and sponsored by Leichhardt Council in NSW. It is an open poetry prize, for works of 100 lines or less. The prize aims to encourage Australian poets to engage in the dialogue between religion, spirituality and poetry.
It is one of two prizes established by The Blake Society (the other award is the Blake Prize, for art) that challenge artists and poets to investigate ideas and issues surrounding spiritual thought and religion in contemporary art and literature.
The Blake Society takes its name from William Blake, a visionary artist and poet. The Society aims to encourage artists of disparate styles, religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art and poetry.
Source: http://www.blakeprize.com/about/prizes-awarded Sighted: 3/12/2013.