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Poetry Competition

The Poetry Competition encourages you to bring out your inner bard.



Write and recite a poem that includes the name of as many sponsors as you
can. No more than 5 minutes long.

You can use any theme you like but it must be original.


Judging will be held before Sunday’s afternoon concert on the Main Stage.
Bribery and pork barrelling in the best tradition of Frances is tolerated.

There will also be a Poets Corner near the food vans where you can practise
and collect your supporters.

There will be 2 prizes awarded; one for the poem with the most sponsor's mentioned, and the other for the best overall poem. The prizes of course will be a bottles of Coonawarra’s best!

List of 2021 Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Bendigo Bank Penola
Stand like Stone Foundation
Wattle Range Council

Raffle Sponsors

Coonawarra Vignerons
Dale Cleves Music
Deb Redman
Kathy Fennell
Pipers of Penola
Toffee and Treats, Penola


Valued Sponsors

Alexander Cameron Motel
Balnaves of Coonawarra
Baxter Hire
Bellwether Wines
Blok Estate
Bowen Estate
Cate Bell Design
Coonawarra Jack
DiGiorgio Wines
Hollick Wines
IGA Fresh, Penola
Kimberly Clark
Koonara Wines
Lions Club of Penola

Majella Wines
Mountford family, Penola
Naracoorte Seeds
Patrick of Coonawarra
Parker Coonawarra Estate
Penola primary School
Prince of Wales Hotel Penola
Rick Paltridge
Ronnie’s Mowing
Royal Oak Hotel Penola
Sotto il Noce Accommodation
Whistle Post Wines
Windara Bakery
Woolworths, Mt Gambier
Wynns Wines