We have 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.

Useful link: Australian Bush Poets Association

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