The competition is organised by the University of Canberra.
All poems entered for the prize must be single poems with a maximum length of 50 lines and be no more than 1,000 words in total. Entries must be poems on any subject.
Entries must be written primarily in English (only a few words in another language or languages are permitted). Translations will not be eligible for the Prize.
To be eligible for the prize a poem should not have been published or performed in any publicly available format, in part or in whole.
Each entry of a poem will cost AUD$15 if submitted by 28 February 2017 and AUD$20 if submitted between 1 March and 30 June 2017. There are discounts for students.
The winner will receive AUD$15,000.
The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive AUD$5,000.