Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19 planning is now underway for the 2021 show.
Pint-sized poets can showcase their budding talents in the Student classes of the Bush Poetry Competition. Students can recite anything from poems by published authors such as Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson to original works crafted themselves in a six-minute video. This competition is an excellent way for students 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:
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)
The 2020 Student Bush Poetry Competition, which was able to run in a modified format as part of Ekka 2020 Online, has now concluded.