The Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize offers all those wishing to enter this competiton the chance to share over $31,000 worth of prizes and have their poem published by Random House Australia.
By entering, your school has the chance to win $3000 in book vouchers and even if your poem isn't the best you will still benefit since every individual who enters this renowned competition will receive a certificate and a free entry for themselves and a friend into a Taronga Zoo or their participating state/territory zoo or eco-venue on the 28th of October 2006. However if your poem is the best in your country, state or territory then you will receive all this and have the chance to win cash, trophies and leading poetry and wildlife books. Finally winning and comended poets will have their poems published in Poems by Young Australians
Poems can be on any subject, but the most outstanding piece of poetry dealing with wildlife conservation or the environment will receive $3000 cash.
Also, these prizes are not the only benefit. Poetry is also a very important facet in English literature. It helps develop experminetal and imaginative text. This exercise will help you develop your English and hopefully give you a greater understanding of life. This competition is open to all people in Australia under the age of 19 and it closes on the 9th of June 2006.
Further details are on the entry forms. Copies can be found in the library or the library newsboard and can be downloaded from the Taronga Foundation
or BTG Studios.