Catherine Bragg Poetry Competition 2021

The Catherine Bragg Poetry Award is given in loving memory and recognition of a very valued member of the Jugiong Writers’ Festival Committee and a special light in so many lives. 

Catherine Bragg saw life and nature through the eyes and soul of a true poet. Her unique body of work spanned her lifetime and will be an inspiration to all those who read it. It will certainly live in our hearts forever.

We wish all future recipients of this Award to be also enriched by her work.

  1. Primary School – Topic:   Bringing it to light
  • 1   Years 3 to 6 – one entry per child
    Prize Money $25
  1. Secondary School – Topic:   Bringing it to light
  • 2a   Years 7 to 9 one entry per child
       Prize Money $25
  • 2b   Years 10 to 12 – one entry per child
        Prize Money $25
  1. Local – Topic:   Bringing it to light
    Local author, defined as a resident of the shires of Hilltops, Gundagai and Cootamundra, and Yass)
        Prize Money $
  2. Open – Topic:   Bringing it to light
         Prize Money $75
  1. Champion Short Story chosen from the above 6 categories
         Prize Money $100 

Total Prize money $325


Entry Fee

Schools – $10 per school
Local – $5 per entry
Open – $5 per entry

  • Closing Date: 7th May 2021
  • All poetry must be author’s original and unpublished work.
  • For school children, the JWF committee kindly requests very minimal assistance from parents and/or teachers
  • Poem must not be illustrated
  • Entries must be submitted without names on entry, but with name and details on entry form so that poems can be judged anonymously.
  • Limit: Poem no longer than 500 words.
  • Copyright remains with author however JWF reserves the right to have any entry published, reproduced or publicised for promotion purposes or as part of the JWF event.
  • Winning entries will be announced and read on the 28th May 2021 as part of the festival.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entries can be sent to email: or
enter online

or post: 

Jugiong Writers Festival,
c/- Joy Coggan, 
Jugiong NSW 2726