The C.J. Dennis Poetry Festival

Keeping the memory and works of C.J. Dennis alive

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 (2019) due to the festival usually scheduled towards the end of October, it is too close to the anniversary of the passing of Vic Williams and therefore the family feels unable to host a full festival. The poetry competition will go ahead and is now open, with winners invited to a presentation afternoon at the gardens on Saturday 23rd November 2019 between 2pm and 5pm.

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 Saturday 7th September 2019.

Click below to download the 2019 Entry Form. Note: Please ensure you read the Rules thoroughly as some changes have been made.

2019 CJ Dennis Poetry Competition Entry Form FINAL V3