First Prize 2019

  • A $500 cash prize for the winner.
  • A $500 book grant for the winner’s school library.
  • An invitation to attend a one-day poetry masterclass at the International Institute of Modern Letters on Saturday 24 August 2019, including flights and one night’s accommodation at the Bolton Hotel for students outside the Greater Wellington region.
  • A year’s membership of the New Zealand Book Council and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA).
  • A year’s subscription to two leading New Zealand literary journals; Sport and Landfall.
  • The Exercise Book, donated by Victoria University Press.

Runners-up Prizes 2019

Nine shortlisted poets will each win:

  • A $100 cash prize.
  • An invitation to attend a one-day poetry masterclass at the International Institute of Modern Letters on Saturday 24 August 2019, including flights and one night’s accommodation at the Bolton Hotel for students outside the Greater Wellington region.
  • A year’s membership of the New Zealand Book Council.
  • A year’s subscription to Sport, one of New Zealand’s leading literary journals.
  • The Exercise Book, donated by Victoria University Press.