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Launching 2015 mindshare Awards

A plate full of small brown cupcakes each with white frosting and carrying small white candy disks printed with either the logo for Access2Arts or mindshare

Access2Arts have partnered with the mindshare online mental health community website to present the mindshare awards (formerly the Open Your Mind poetry competition).

The awards were launched at an event held in the gallery of The Mill Adelaide creative space at an afternoon tea-style event.

Melbourne poet, Sandy Jeffs, was the special guest of the event and she took pleasure in opening the 2015 awards.

Closing Friday 7 August, entries are open to South Australians who have a lived experience of mental illness.  Categories for short (under 25 lines) and long form (between 26 and 50 lines) are open to:

  • Unpublished Emerging Poets – poets who are in their first 5 years of writing and have had no poems published.
  • Published Emerging Poets – poets who are in their first 5 years of writing and have had poems published.
  • Published Established Poets – Poets who have been writing for more than 5 years and had poems published.

Award winners will be announced at the Festival of Now on Friday 9 October 2015.

For more details  on entering, DOWNLOAD an awards entry form from the mindshare or Access2Arts websites. If you require the entry form and guidelines in an alternative format please contact Access2Arts by phone: 08 8463 1689 or email:

Click here to download the PDF mindshare awards entry form (PDF 716KB)

Click here to download the DOC mindshare awards entry form (DOC 759KB)