Prizes

The Australian Centre administers a series of prizes for outstanding endeavour in the visual arts, creative writing and biographical studies. The awards are presented on an annual or biennial basis.

Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize

Offered in 2019

$12,000 approximately (biennial) prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia.

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Peter Blazey Fellowship

Offered in 2019

$15,000 approximately (annual), for a work in progress in the non-fiction fields of life-writing, biography or autobiography.

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Kate Challis Award

Offered in 2019

$20,000 approximately (annual), for Aboriginal writers and artists, presented in a five-year cycle of creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry.

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Dinny O'Hearn Fellowships

Not offered in 2019

$5,000 approximately, for an emerging writer in any of the fields of creative writing, poetry, or scriptwriting.

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Past winners

(RAKA) 'Jane Harrison, Jon Bell, Ivan Sen, Philip Morrissey, RAKA Award, ACMI, 2014’
(RAKA) 'Jane Harrison, Jon Bell, Ivan Sen,
Philip Morrissey, RAKA Award, ACMI, 2014’

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You can read the announcement of the prizes and download the judges reports.

  • Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
  • Peter Blazey Fellowship
  • Kate Challis RAKA Award
  • Dinny O'Hearn Fellowships