Photo Credit: Daniel Colebrook

Held on the Saturday of the Show on the Main Stage.

Poet’s Breakfast – 8am
Junior Poetry Speaking – 9.30am
Open Poetry Speaking – 11am

We have two competitions :

  • Competition 1: Children, 13 years and younger, recite a poem of their own choice. Prize money is $150 for first, $90 for second, $60 for third. Ribbons 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

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