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

Not offered in 2018

$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

Application closed

$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 RAKA Award

Application closed

$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

Application closed

$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’

Here you can learn about past winners of all four Australian Centre prizes:

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

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

See past winners