Shire of Mundaring in conjunction with KSP Writers' Centre is pleased to announced the winner of the 2019 Mundaring Poetry Prize!
The winner is Maddie Godfrey for Child of the Hurricane.
Two entries received a Commendation: When You Need to Start Again by Natalie D'Napoleon, and You Can Be Watered Daily and Still Wither by Maddie Godfrey. Congratulations to the finalists!
The competition was judged by poet and Program Co-ordinator of Hospital Poets Australia,Shey Marque, who said that this year's theme linking the Perth Hills region's wild flowers and famous local writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard "is inextricably associated with resilience and humanity; resilience of the local flora, and the great humanity of Katharine", and this resilience and humanity were found in abundance all the shortlisted poems.
Thank you to everybody who entered this year's competition. Entries came in from far and wide, including interstate!
Read the winning and commended entries, as well as judge Cath Drake's comments by checking the links below:
Child of the Hurricane by Maddie Godfrey
When You Need to Start Again by Natalie D'Napoleon
You Can Be Watered Daily and Still Wither by Maddie Godfrey
Judge's Report by Shey Marque