One of the most lucrative poetry prizes in Australia, the Newcastle Poetry Prize offers $20,250 in total prize money with a first place award of $12,000, a second prize of $5,000 and third prize of $1,000. In addition, the $500 Local Award is given to a poet who resides in the Hunter Region and the Harri Jones Memorial Prize awards $250 for the best poem by a poet under the age of 36. Entries close 7 June 2013.

• First Prize: $12,000
• Second Prize: $5,000
• Third Prize: $1,000
• Local Award: $500
• Harri Jones Memorial Prize (Under 36): $250