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Poetry Writing Competition


Entries for the Central Coast Library Service's 2018 Poetry Writing Competition have now closed.

Entries are now being collated for judging and the results will be available online from Thursday 6 December.

Thank you for your interest in the competition.


  1. Finlay Smith,  “Lady Ocean”
  2. Ellen Leahy, “Peace”
  3. Cooper Jamieson, “Peace”

May Russell, “The Peace of Winter” – Highly Commended

Read winning Junior poems


  1. Caitlyn Dixon, “How I wish”
  2. Willow Robinson, “Music to my Ears”
  3. Indiana Ginglio, “Indiana’s Peace Poem”

Isabel Wann, “Evening” – Highly Commended

Read winning Youth poems


  1. Shelley Stocken, “Vessel”
  2. Catherine Dunk, “Rainbow Buddha”
  3. Gail Beard, “Nightwatch”

Brian Purcell, “Full Moon over Avoca Beach” – Highly commended

Read winning Open poems


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