National Poetry Festival Set for Darwin in May

Next year’s National Poetry Festival is to be held in Darwin from 10 to 13 May. The festival will be held in conjunction with Wordstorm, the Festival of Australasian Writing, which will kick off on 13 May until 16 May. Australian Poetry and the Northern Territory Writers' Centre are seeking an image and a poetic phrase, or a few appropriate words, to describe and promote this national literary event.

The image and phrase will both be used on all promotional material, from program and posters to T-shirts and badges, from websites and Facebook to banners and signage, and will be included in all aspects of thefestival’s national advertising campaign. Original artwork and poetry will remain the property of the artist and poet respectively. Both artist and poet will be credited for their work. Winners will receive $250 each, plus a goodie bag of all promotional material and a handful of free festival passes.

The competition closes Monday, 14 November. Entries must be submitted electronically to: (where you can also request more information) with the subject header ‘Festival Competition’ and include contact details in the body of the email. Entries can be submitted in both categories and can be considered for use together if requested.

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