The Sculpture at Sawmillers Committee is proud to publish the winners of the Sculpture at Sawmillers 2016 Poetry Prize. Elizabeth Holland won the prize of $350 for her poem ‘Crisscrossing’ and Stephen House won the runner up prize of $150 for his poem ‘Driftwood Mountain’.
The Committee was pleased with the response it received from the community for this prize – 44 submissions were received and judged by the Sculpture at Sawmillers Committee and Danny Gardner of ‘Live Poets at Don Bank’ in North Sydney. The competition was for the best original poem on the subject of either Sculpture, Nature or Sydney Harbour.
The afternoon was opened by Tug Dumply, who warmed up the crowd with comedy poetry, before readings of the winning and shortlisted poems took place. You can read the poems below.
Crisscrossing by Elizabeth Holland (pdf)
Driftwood Mountain by Stephen House (pdf)
Feature image: Jane Gillings, ‘Our Golden Years’, photograph by Peter Secheny Photography