Poetry prize: The National Poetry Competition 2023


04 July 2023
Win a £5,000 first prize for a single poem

The annual National Poetry Competition from The Poetry Society is one of the world's most prestigious prizes for unpublished poems.

The first prize is £5,000. There are second and third prizes of £2,000 and £1,000, and further commended poets will each get £200. This year's judges are Jane Draycott, Will Harris and Clare Pollard.

Enter original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines.

The entry fee for the first poem is £8, and £5 for  subsequent entries in the same submission.

The closing date is 31 October.

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For full details see the website.


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