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Roland Leach Poetry Prize

Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

The Roland Leach Poetry Prize 2018 has now closed. Thank you to all the young poets who entering the Roland Leach Poetry Prize 2018. This year we had 1,123 poems from 967 poets, our largest year yet. Our winners for Roland Leach Poetry Prize 2018 are the following:


 Overall Winner

Sonya Frossine for her poem "Half"


 Category A winners - Years 3 and 4

1st Prize - "The Moon is a Splatter of Paint" by Tessa Scarparolo

2nd Prize - "Submarines" by Anthony Ahern 

3rd Prize - "Sand Between My Toes" by Olivia Hartsone 

Highly Commended - "Courage" by Alex Harrison 

Category B winners - Years 5 and 6

1st Prize - "Painting music memories" by Hannah Wang 

2nd Prize - "Insect Emporium" by Genevieve Kessey  

3rd Prize - "Recipe for a common future" by Kaitlyn Sin 

Highly Commended - "The Four Seasons of Life" by Jeremiah Wang 

Category C winners - Years 7, 8 and 9

1st Prize - "Portia my deore, etan have you?" by Bea Alejandre

2nd Prize - "Social Media" by Andrew Walker 

3rd Prize - "over and over" by Anna Charles

Highly Commended - "My Great Grandfather" by Ashley McPhee

Category D winners - Years 10, 11 and 12

1st Prize and Overall Winner - "Half" by Sonya Frossine

2nd Prize - "Calendar" by Sonya Frossine

3rd Prize - "Vicennial" by Tatiana Kurniawan

Highly Commended - "Roll of The Die" by Alexandra Ayers


The Most Enthusiastic School goes to Bunbury Primary

The Most Poetic School goes to Presbyterian Ladies’ College.


Poems were judged this year by Shane McCauley and Mags Webster. Shane has been the judge for this Poetry Prize for the last 6 competitions and this was Mag's first year as a judge.

A digital booklet with the winning poems is available to download here.

Click here to view photos from the award night.

Thank you for supporting the Roland Leach Poetry Prize. We hope to see you back in 2020.

 For more information, call the Nedlands Library on 9273 3644 or email


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