Student Bush Poetry

Student Bush Poetry

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 EKKA CANCELLED. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STATEMENT. 

Competition Overview 

Pint-sized poets can take to the stage and showcase their favourite poetry in Ekka's Student Bush Poetry Competition. Students can compete in classes for original or known Australian poems and have six minutes to belt out their bush ballads to a live audience.

With poems by published authors Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson and original works crafted by the students themselves, this competition is a great way to reconnect the city with rural stories.

This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 4 students however, all year levels are welcome to enter.

Australian Curriculum Alignment:

Year 4 

  • Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate wordplay in poetry and other literary texts, for example, nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns (ACELT1606)

  • Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining (ACELT1607)

Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Frances Maguire
Email: fmaguire@royalqueenslandshow.com.au
Phone: 07 3253 5145
RNA Reception: 07 3253 3900