The Andrew Hardy Youth Poetry Prize is awarded in memory of Andrew Hardy, who died at the age of 22, in 1997.
Andrew Hardy was not only a poet of great potential, but his sudden and unexpected death deprived us of his keen intelligence, his warm personality and his idiosyncratic and zany genius. His touch was always deft, no matter what the subject, and his sense of tone is exact and knowing.Tim Thorne
The Andrew Hardy Youth Poetry Prize is offered for an original piece of work by a young Tasmanian poet. There are three sections: 8 – 15 years, 16 – 21 years, and 22 – 30 years old (at 31/8/23). The prize is open to Tasmanian residents only.
Please note: entries closed on 31/8/23
The Andrew Hardy Youth Poetry Prize will be announced during the Saturday Sessions of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2023.
*Links will take you to the ticket sales page of Theatre North, our Festival host for 2023.