Poetry prize: National Poetry Competition 2019

6e27f029-f70e-431d-a4e6-778e90dfe254

The Poetry Society's annual competition has a first prize of £5,000

 

The Poetry Society's annual competition has a first prize of £5,000

The National Poetry Competition is one of the world's most prestigious prizes for a single poem. In addition to the £5,000 first prize, there is a second prize of £2,000, a third prize of £1,000 and seven commendations will each win £200. This year's judges are Mona Arshi, Helen Mort and Maurice Riordan.

Enter original, unpublished poems in any style or form, up to 40 lines.

The first entry costs £7, and for any subsequent poems in the same submission the entry fee is £4.

The closing date is 31 October.

For full details see the website.

 

 

For all the latest publishing news, subscribe to Writing Magazine or download our app

 

Register and sign up for our newsletter for late-breaking news, more competitions and exclusive content