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International Poetry competition – one of the biggest and best

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One of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests, the National Poetry Competition is now open for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines on any subject. (Publication includes being posted on blogs, twitter etc etc)

The competition is judged by Moniza Alvi, Gerry Cambrige and Jack Underwood. Every entry will be read by at least two judges – they don’t just get to see a selected short list. All poems are judged anonymously.

1st prize is £5,000
2nd £2,000
3rd £1,000 and there are seven commendations at £200 each.

Winning poems are also published in an anthology and on the Poetry Society website, and there are other exciting opportunities for each year’s winners, including the opportunity to read at some of the UK’s biggest literary festivals and events.

Entry fee: The first poem submitted costs £6.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem. Poetry Society members (including those joining at time of submission) get a free second entry, with subsequent poems at £3.50.

Deadline 31st October 2016. Find out more HERE

10 comments on “International Poetry competition – one of the biggest and best

  1. adeleulnais
    July 16, 2016

    Reblogged this on firefly465.

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Poets at the ready.. Bridget Whelan has found another superb competition..details on her post and please spread the word by sharing.

  3. drewdog2060drewdog2060
    July 16, 2016

    Reblogged this on newauthoronline.

  4. bridget whelan
    July 16, 2016

    Thanks for all the reblogging guys – spread the word

  5. Simona Prilogan
    July 16, 2016
  6. vanderso
    July 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Just Can't Help Writing and commented:
    Some readers might like to consider this contest! Sounds great for poets.

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  9. Jama Kwandiwe Sikiti
    August 8, 2020

    If you’re from South Africa, are you allowed to submit?

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