WestWords and Casula Powerhouse are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from local High Schools within the Liverpool LGA for the Armistice Poetry Prize

The year 2018 will mark a century since the signing of an Armistice that ended the Great War in 1918. This was a significant event in global history and has meaning nationally, given Australia’s participation in the First World War. This is a time of importance and solemn reflection for many sections of the community.

With Liverpool’s rich military history, it is fitting that those who participated in World War I are appropriately commemorated and honoured, together with those involved subsequently in a century of military and peacekeeping service by Australian personnel.

Liverpool City Council contributes both directly and indirectly to commemorations of those involved to various overseas conflicts and peacekeeping missions that Australia, and more specifically Liverpool, have participated in. To commemorate the centenary of Armistice, Council will develop and deliver a suite of programs and events honouring Armistice Day and Liverpool’s military history.

The Armistice Poetry Prize is about celebrating peace in Liverpool. The poems should capture ideas about celebration after the war ended. Consider how children, men, women and soldiers celebrated the end of the war? Entries must be an original single- authored and cannot exceed more than 32 lines, and need to clearly respond to ideas of celebration and peace.

There will be 4 award categories:

Winning Student Poem Year 7-8

Winning Student Poem Year 9-10

Winning Student Poem Year 11-12

Winning Overall Poem

The Winning Overall Poem has a cash prize of $1000. Other prizes include books and poetry packs. These will be on display and presented on Sunday 11 November 2018 at Bigge Park Liverpool.

Poems are due by the 16 October 2018 at the close of business.

The registration form and poetry entries need to be sent to liverpoolremembers@westwords.com.au by the 16 October 2018. The registration and poem need to be sent as one email with the entry clearly named with the student’s name, name of entry and school in the title. On the poem it should only have the poem title.

Any questions, please contact Cayn Rosmarin on rosmarinc@casulapowerhouse.com or Michael Campbell from WestWords michael@westwords.com.au

Application form: Armistice Poetry Prize_Registration form 

 

This competition is presented in conjunction with WestWords and Casula Powerhouse Museum