Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that the The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards will include a Centenary Of Canberra section in which students across the country will be invited to write a poem about what they think of their nation’s capital.
The award is for the best poem ‘telling your story about the nation’s capital and how Canberra tells Australia’s story’.
Mr Stanhope particularly encouraged ACT students to get involved and to write about their city and what it means to all Australians.
“The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards consistently attracts more than 11,000 entries from around the country and this is a unique way of engaging school children at this early stage in the lead up to the city’s 100th birthday,” Mr Stanhope said.
We can only hope the local students make the most of the opportunity.