The competition is open to all poets (see Rules set out below).

FIRST PRIZE:   $200.00

SECOND PRIZE:   $50.00



Theme: Freedom

CLOSING DATE: 30th November 2018

For further information email the Competition Secretary at:


This competition is for original, previously unpublished poetry.

Entries close on the 30th November 2018

Entry fee: $10.00 for up to two entries

Theme: Freedom

Line Count:  Up to 40 lines in length

Type on A4 paper with 1.5 spacing, using 12 pt. Arial or

Times Fonts.

Use a separate sheet with the title of the poem, line count, and your contact details, (name, address, email, and telephone number.)

Do not put your personal details on the story only the title.

Email your entry/s as an attachment) to:

In the subject line, please put RM Poetry Prize.

Pay your $10 entry fee directly into the SWWT bank account (see below for details).

Bank Account Name: Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

BSB: 067 601

Account No.: 10168834

Very Important:

Please ensure that your name and the words RM appear in the deposit line. 

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 Congratulations to the winners in the 2018 SWWT Short Story Award
1st Place:     Janeen Samuel, Morgiana, Victoria for The Phone Call
2nd Place:   Susan Gourlay, Queenscliff, Victoria for My Bedroom Window
Highly Commended:    Carmel Lillis, Yarraville, Victoria for Tough Girls Can Cry
Commended:     Brenda North, Brittons Swamp, Tasmania for Careful Thinking
Commended:     Bette Martin, Park Orchards, Victoria for Chiaroscuro
See post below for details of the current SWWT poetry competition

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The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania Inc. congratulates all entrants who participated in the 2017 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award and the Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize.





Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award 


1st Place: Send Me Home, My Friends by Freya Cox, Kingston TAS


2nd Place: Letter to Theo van Gogh by Michelle Collins, Glen Iris VIC


Highly Commended: Conversations with an Outhouse by Graham McDonald, Denmark, WA


Robyn Mathison Annual Poetry Prize 


1st Place: Venice by Marion Pym Schaare, Brisbane QLD


2nd Place: The Shore that Shelters my Children by Damon O'Brien, Wynnum QLD


Highly Commended: Kokoda Trek by Janice Williams, Stawell VIC



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SWWT | Reply 12.11.2018 11.15

Yes, Krishna, male or female, the poetry competition is open to all.

Krishna Kumar Yogi | Reply 11.11.2018 09.56

Dear Wendy,

Can a male poet participate in the poem competition?

Wendy Woods | Reply 19.09.2017 10.41

can you please tell me where to see the results of last competition which closed on 31st August.

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22.11 | 13:08

Hello Trish and Claire, my name is Catherine and I am also keen to meet other women in the Hobart area who write. Have you organized any times to get together?

12.11 | 11:15

Yes, Krishna, male or female, the poetry competition is open to all.

11.11 | 09:56

Dear Wendy,

Can a male poet participate in the poem competition?

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