Student Bush Poetry

Student Bush Poetry

Competition Overview 

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:

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)

The 2020 Student Bush Poetry Competition, which was able to run in a modified format as part of Ekka 2020 Online, has now concluded.


Important Dates
19 April 2021
Entries open
16 July 2021
Entries close
07 August 2021
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Tanielle Clark
Phone: 07 3253 3989