LEICHHARDT residents with a flair for poetry are being urged to express their views on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and other military commemorations, with Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch encouraging people to enter the 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project.
The project aims to combine 200 poems from Australia and New Zealand into a publication which will illustrate the diversity of views about our shared military anniversaries and how they have influenced modern society.
“In addition to being considered for publication, poets will also be in the running for a share of $5,000 in prize money,” Mr Entsch said.
“Far North Queensland has a rich military history, including many distinguished servicemen who originated from our area – such as Torres Strait man Charles Mene, who served in both WWI and the Korean War and was awarded the Military Medal for leadership in battle.
“It’s important that our unique stories and views are included in this project.”
The closing date for submissions to the 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project is Remembrance Day, 11 November 2013.
To download an entry form and submit your poem, please visit www.ozzywriters.com and follow the links. For any queries please contact the Co-ordinating Editor on (03) 6362 4390 or by emailing Gallipolifirstname.lastname@example.org