Looking for an engaging activity for your Year 7 or 8 Italian class? Enter them into the Swinburne Junior Italian Poetry Competition. It’s fun, engaging and will get them motivated. 

To enter, each student must memorise a poem from our selection. They must then, at the competition, recite it to a panel of judges. 

The recitation is to convey the meaning of the poem. 

The three-week competition is held twice a year at Swinburne, usually in June and September. We can also hold the competition at your school if you have over 25 students entering. 

Student reading poetry in the library

Prizes are awarded for first, second, third and fourth in each section, and special mention certificates are presented for outstanding presentations. Participation certificates are also given to all students.

Invitation letters, which include enrolment forms and the poems for the competition, are sent out to schools prior to each competition.


For more information, or to join the invitation list, email the competition coordinator at ItalianPoetryComp@swinburne.edu.au.

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