Pens Against Poverty is a unique writing competition for school students in Years 3-10, reaching students across Australia.

This year’s theme for entries is Voices for Change. The competition will close on 15 September 2023. The winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony to held in October 2023 during Anti-Poverty Week.

PAP Awards 2019
Award presentations 2019
Awards ceremony 2019
Awards ceremony 2019
This year, we are thrilled to partner with organisations across Australia to see Pens Against Poverty reaching more schools than ever before. The competition is coordinated with the support of Anglicare Australia.
This year we are partnering with Anglicare WA, Anglicare Victoria, AnglicareSA, Anglicare Tasmania, St Barts,, and the Samaritans Foundation.
Pens Against Poverty is an official activity of Anti-Poverty Week.
Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
Anglicare WA
Anglicare Victoria
Anglicare TAS
Anglicare SA
St Barts