A note from Emilie Zoey Baker –


Australian Poetry was blown away by the entries received for this year’s OutLoud competition, our judge Luka Lesson had a very difficult time choosing winners as the standard this year was extremely high. The poems were bold, fierce, honest, raw, important, beautiful and courageous, it was a stunning collection overall. The whole event stands as a great resource for inspiration in the classroom and beyond and will stay up on the Wheeler Centre website here.


We’d like to congratulate …

Winner in the 7-8 Category: Redmond Brazil from Alice Miller

Winner in the 9-12 Category: Eric Vien: Melbourne High

Winner Overall: Lee Pennefather: Northcote High

Highly Commended: Eve Feng, Northcote High, and Sharon Zhang, Carey Baptist Grammar


Look out for our three winners at the Wheeler Centre Teen Gala on the 11th November!


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