Held on the Saturday of the Show in the Marquee at the JNA Thomson Bar.
Poet’s Breakfast – 8am
Junior Poetry Speaking – 9.30am
Open Poetry Speaking – 11am

Photo credit: Daniel Colebrook

We have two competitions :

  • Competition 1: Children, 13 years and younger, recite a poem of their own choice. Prize money is $50 for first, $30 for second, $20 for third. Ribbons and mugs are awarded up to sixth place. Every child performer receives a book of Australian Bush Classics.
  • 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.

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

Our wonderful sponsors:

White Sponsors –
Kennedy & Cooke Lawyers, Juggernaut Advisory
Green Sponsors –
Milton Theatre, Ray White Ulladulla
Donations –
Southern Man, Southern Bricks & Pavers, L J Hooker Ulladulla, RM Williams Publishing,
Ulladulla Lotteries & Souvenirs, John Davis, OPSM Ulladulla, Beachside Pharmacy, Capital Chemist