15 August 2023
The theme for this year's contest is 'Ticking Clock'
Poets entering the contest may interpret the 'Ticking Clock' theme in any way, and write in any poetic form.
There is a first prize of £350, and second and third prizes of £150 and £75. Up to three commended poets will each get £25. The winners and longlisted poems will be published in a print anthology and online by wildfire words. The lead judge is Angela France.
All entries must be original and unpublished.
There is an Early Bard rate of £4 per entry or £12 for four up to 1 September, and then £5 and £15.
The closing date is 30 September.
For full details see the website.