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In the Poetry there are three competitions :

  1. Competition 1: Children, 13 years and younger, recite a poem of their own choice. Prize money is $30 for first; $20 for second; $10 for third. Ribbons and mugs are awarded up to sixth place. Every child performer receives a copy of Brenda Joy’s prize-winning poetry book.
  2. Competition 2: Open performance, with total prize money of $1,500. The winner receives $600, with $350 for second and $250 for third. Additionally, there are three highly commended prizes of $100 each.
  3. Competition 3: Written, humorous poetry on the theme of Meat and Milk. This competition is restricted to Shoalhaven residents. First prize wins $100; $60 for second; $40 for third.
Attracting the best
Some of the very best poets from New South Wales, as well as interstate performers, have participated in Milton Show’s poetry competitions.
Poets’ Breakfast
Our Poets’ Breakfast, featuring walk-up performances, is always lots of fun.
Please complete and email or post the relevant entry forms below
Entries will be accepted from Tuesday 1st January to Tuesday 26th February 2019.
Entries close for both speaking competitions on Friday 8th February 2019


The Poetry Section  is Supported by:

White sponsors: Kennedy & Cooke Lawyers, Pepperell & Associates, Milton Theatre, Shoalhaven Hot Water and Elements

Donations: Mick Scott ,John Davis, RM Williams Publishing,

Past Milton Show results

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