National Poetry Competition 2016 – closing date for submissions 31 October

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poetry comp

National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems and has a first prize of £5,000. 

2016

The competition is now open for entries!

Ten prizes

First prize: £5000
Second prize: £2000
Third prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200 each

Winning poems are published on The Poetry Society website, and the top three in The Poetry Review. Winners are invited to read at events and festivals all around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival. Up to 150 longlisted entrants will also be offered discount on selected activities from The Poetry Society, and one of our competition partners the Poetry School.

Judges

Moniza Alvi, Gerry Cambridge and Jack Underwood.

Closing date

31 October 2016

 National Poetry Competition Website

Allan Tall Cottiers 18 August, 2016
Kittlinclapperdin The Clutha Bar Sunday, 21 August, 2016

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