Mundaring Poetry Competition 2020

Shire of Mundaring in conjunction with KSP Writers' Centre is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Mundaring Poetry Competition. The winner is Mick Devine for The Waiters!

Six entries were Highly Commended: Dancing on Coffee Grind and Yowl by Bethany Cody; London's Summer by Kate Shelley Gilbert; Burnt Promises and Drowning Seahorses by Pat Cahill; Soup by Siobhan Hodge. Congratulations to the finalists!

The competition was judged by Dr Lucy Dougan, poet and Program Director for the China-Australia Writing Centre at Curtin University. Lucy Dougan said that it had been a pleasure to spend time with all the shortlisted entries, and that, "The theme of "Food for Thought" really chimed with a year that has given us all so much to think about, so much with which to try to begin to come to terms". She said she wanted to "encourage everyone that entered this competition and send you every good wish for writing". You can read the full judge's report here.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's competition.

2020  Mundaring Poetry Competition winner, Mick Devine, with Lucy Dougan and Ginetta Evans.


The Waiters by Mick Devine

Highly Commended:

Dancing on Coffee Grind by Bethany Cody

Yowl by Bethany Cody

London's Summer by Kate Shelley Gilbert

Burnt Promises by Pat Cahill

Drowning Seahorses by Pat Cahill

Judge's Report by Lucy Dougan

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