'We Could Be Heroes' Poetry


To celebrate the opening of our new Museum in the UC Arts City location, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and the University of Canterbury Department of Classics invited intermediate and secondary school students to take part in the We Could Be Heroes poetry competition. We asked for creative and interesting poems written in response to the We Could be Heroes exhibition at the Teece Museum, (May-Oct 2017). The poems that were submitted show in a very tangible way how the stories of the gods and heroes of ancient Greece and Rome continue to feed the imagination and inspire creativity today.

The judges were very impressed with the high standard of poems received for the competition, and awarded the following prizes:

Junior Category (ages 11-14)

Senior Category (ages 15-18)