Ballarat Writers is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by acclaimed local poet Nathan Curnow.

The winner was “Transplanted” by Janine McGinness-Whyte. Read it here.

The highly commended finalist was “Reddening” by Roger Vickery.

You can read the judge’s report here.

The winner of the AU$1,000 prize was announced at the last Ballarat Writers meeting of November 28, 2018. Congratulations to our winners Janine and Roger, and to all of the poets who entered.