Poetry prize: Sussex Poetry Competition 2021


16 September 2021
Win a £1,000 first prize in the contest for poets with links to Sussex

The Sussex Poetry Competition is run by Brighton and Hove Arts Council. The open competition is for original, unpublished poems on any theme, up to 40 lines, written by poets with a connection to Sussex (ie has lived, worked, studied or was born there). The students' competition is for students with links to Sussex currently attending courses.

In the open competition, there is a first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £250 and a third prize of a Work – Write – Live creative writing course worth £250, donated by the University of Brighton. In the student competition, there is a first prize of £150 and two highly commended poems will each win £25.

In the open competition, the entry fee is £6 for the first poem and £4 per additional poem. In the student category, entry is free.

The closing date is 24 October.

For full details see the website.

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