Lorikeet’s Open Your Mind Poetry Competition 2023

Lorikeet’s annual Open Your Mind Poetry Competition is now open.

MIFWA has launched Lorikeet Centre’s annual poetry competition. Western Australian residents living with mental health challenges or caring for someone with mental health challenges are invited to write poems on the theme ‘Mind · Body · Environment’.

The poetry competition is free to enter, and there will be several prizes.

Download the Open Your Mind Poetry Competition 2023 Poster.

The competition closes on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

We’ll announce the winners during Mental Health Week 2023.

A selection of poems will be compiled and published in the annual Lorikeet Open Your Mind Poetry Book.

Competition Guidelines

  • Theme: Mind . Body . Environment.
  • Open to WA residents only, and entry is free.
  • Max. 2 poems per person, up to 18 lines per poem, and a unique title per poem.
  • All submissions must be your own original unpublished work.
  • Winners will be announced in October 2023 during Mental Health Week.
  • MIFWA reserves the right to display, reproduce or publish the submissions on its website, newsletters, social pages and other MIFWA materials.


All entries:

  • 1st: $100
  • 2nd: $75
  • 3rd: $50

Best Lorikeet & MIFWA Participants:

  • 1st: $100
  • 2nd: $75


To enter, submit your poems by 5pm, Tuesday 12 September 2023:

By email to: events@mifwa.org.au with the subject: Poetry Competition

In-person at: Lorikeet Centre, 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville

or: MIFWA Head Office, Level 3, 9 The Avenue, Midland

By post to: 

Poetry Competition
MIFWA, PO Box 1947, Midland WA 6936

For further information or if you have any questions, call 9237 8900 or email us at events@mifwa.org.au.

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