Poetry competition: Wild Poems


19 November 2019
Win a £200 first prize for poems on the theme of the 2020 Cheltenham Poetry Festival

The international competition is for original, unpublished poems up to 70 lines inspired by the 'Wild' theme.

The winner will get £200, and there are second and third prizes of £75 and £25. Winners and shortlisted poets will be invited to a special prizegiving event at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival in April 2020. The judges are poet Ben Ray and festival founder Anna Saunders.

The entry fee is £3 per poem, or £10 for four before 14 January, and £4 and £14 after that.

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The closing date is 29 February.

For full details see the website.


Inspired by the competition theme? Read a writer's guide to wild writing by Natasha Carthew.