CJ Dennis Poetry Competition

The Toolangi C.J. Dennis Poetry Festival

& Poetry Competition


Hosted by The Singing Gardens in conjunction with

the C.J. Dennis Society

The Singing Gardens has previously hosted The Toolangi C.J. Dennis Poetry Festival for a number of years however this year (2020) due to the uncertainty created by the Corona Virus we are not sure if a festival can or will be held.  The poetry competition will still go ahead and is now open! Winners will be notified and details regarding the poetry festival will be advised separately.

As per previous years there will be prizes awarded for first, second and third in each of the categories as well as the prestigious Marian Mayne Prize, for the winner of the Adult Open section.

The Marian Mayne Prize is a gorgeous perpetual trophy which will remain at The Singing Gardens not only continuing to promote the competition but also the memory of Marian Mayne herself, whose generous bequest provided the trophy itself as well as ongoing prize money.

The Poetry Competition is NOW OPEN and the closing date for entries is 1st September 2020.

Click below to download the 2020 Entry Form. Note: Please ensure you read the Rules thoroughly as some changes have been made.

2020 Poetry Competition Rules and Entry Form FINAL