History Festival Online Poetry Takeover Challenge | 1 – 31 May 2020

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History Festival Online Poetry Takeover Challenge

During May 2020, the History Trust of South Australia is inviting budding poets in years 4 to 11 to participate in the History Trust’s first ever online poetry challenge.

Originally part of South Australia’s History Festival 2020, which was this year postponed, the Poetry Takeover Challenge aims to engage young people with history and museum collections in a new and creative way – even if they can’t visit in person.

Poetry Takeover Challenge participants will create a poem taking inspiration from the collections of the History Trust and other museums and galleries across South Australia.

The challenge asks young South Australian poets to answer questions such as:

  • What does local history mean to you?
  • Why are objects important and why should we care?
  • Why would a museum have that particular object on display?
  • What’s the story?

The History Trust will publish Poetry Takeover Challenge poems in an online gallery and share across the History Trust’s social media. Every young poet who submits an original poem will be in the running to win one of six $50 Dymocks vouchers, chosen by a panel of peers. Community Choice prizes will also be decided online by popular vote.


Entries close on Sunday 31 May 2020 at 5pm.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Poetry Takeover website here

What:   History Festival Online Poetry Takeover Challenge

When:  Entries close Sunday 31 May 2020 at 5pm

Where:   Online

Who:   Young South Australian poets

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