22 July 2023
This year's contest is for poems on the theme of 'Play'
The Waltham Forest Poetry Competition is for original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines on the 'Play' theme.
In the main category there are prizes of £400, £200 and £100, and local Waltham Forest Prizes of £50 and pamphlet publication, £30 and £20 for poets who live, work or study in Waltham Forest. There is also a £100 prize for he funniest poem and young poet prizes of £50, £30 and £20 in both the main and local categories. This year's judge is Niall O'Sullivan.
The entry fee in the adult category is £3 for the first submission and £1 for every submission thereafter up to six poems. There is no entry fee for young poets.
The closing date is 9 October.
For full details see the website.