Kathryn Purnell Poetry PrizeFeatured
Awarded for a poem of no more than 50 lines, this biennial award is named in honour of a much-loved member of the Society of Women Writers Victoria. Kathryn conducted poetry workshops in her home for members, who greatly benefited from her expertise and mentoring.
After her death, the Society set up the Kathryn Purnell Poetry Prize in her honour. It is open to SWW members in all branches and female non-members. Entries must be written by women, and unpublished, original work, not concurrently entered in another competition, and not previously in receipt of an award.