Central Coast Poets Inc.
are delighted to announce
the Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017
Open for entries from 20th January 2017
First prize $1000, Second prize $500, Third prize $250
Judge Jean Kent
All shortlisted authors will receive a hard copy of the
CCPi’s 2017 anthology, which will include their shortlisted poem.
All entrants will have access to the e-anthology
Entries via this website only
Entries close 28th February 2017
The Central Coast Poets Inc. aims to:
– promote excellence in poetry;
– provide a forum for poets to read and discuss their work;
– present their work and that of other poets to the public; and
– raise the understanding, and appreciation, of poetry in the local community.
Central Coast Poets Inc. is a group of practising poets who meet monthly to workshop their poems, with a view to improving their craft through critical input from peers. CCPi meets in the afternoon of the second Saturday of each month, at a public venue near Gosford. Membership vacancies currently exist. Meeting attendance by non-members needs to be prearranged by contacting us.
Part of the group’s charter is to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of poetry in the wider community. To this end CCPi hosts a regular national competition and publishes an anthology, and periodically sponsors poetry- related workshops by other members and other poets. Some members participate in public presentations which have ranged from multi-media pieces involving photography and music to dedicated poetry readings and live-lit performances.
Central Coast Poets Inc. had its origins in 1979, eventually becoming The Central Coast Poetry Society. This was disbanded in 1986, but due to a resurgence of dedicated poets, it reformed in 1989. During that year the first Henry Kendall Poetry Award was offered, for NSW Central Coast residents only. Today, the HKPA is a recognised national biennial poetry competition ‘judged blind’ by critically acclaimed poetry judges. The competition attracts entries from both established writers and emerging poets alike. Past winners include such luminaries as Louise Oxley, Judy Johnson and Joan Kerr.
The organisation has gradually shifted the focus of its monthly meetings to one where members’ poems are discussed in a workshop format which focuses on poetic form, genre, structure, language and imagery.
For general inquiries about Central Coast Poets Inc, please contact;
For inquiries regarding the Henry Kendall Poetry Award, please contact;
Central Coast Poets Inc.
PO Box 582
Gosford NSW 2250
Central Coast Poets Inc. are delighted to announce the Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017 Open for entries from 20th January 2017 First prize $1000, Second prize $500, Third prize $250 Judge Jean Kent All shortlisted authors will receive a hard copy of CCPI's 2017 anthology including their shortlisted poem. All entrants will have access to the e-anthology Bookmark this site: Entries via this website only from 20th January 2017
Winners of the 2014 Henry Kendall Competition were John Carey, Irene Wilkie, and Carolyn Gerrish.