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Complete our online form to submit a competition. Please note that the library does its best to ensure it lists poetry competitions that support the writing community. All competitions should clearly state the prizes for winning poets and competitions without an external judge may be subject to additional review. All competitions entered through this webform are subject to approval before being posted to the website.
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Closing date:
Fri 14 May 2021
Adult
This Live Canon competition is for full collections of poetry
Closing date:
Fri 14 May 2021
Adult
Children
Free
This inaugural competition organised by Exeter Phoenix is taking place as part of Bloom, a virtual festival celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week
Closing date:
Sun 16 May 2021
Adult
Children
Free
The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network is looking for erasure poems by poets aged 5-25, from anywhere in the world
Closing date:
Thu 20 May 2021
Children
The Cymru Euro 2020 Poetry Competition invites primary-aged children to submit poems on the theme of identity
Closing date:
Fri 21 May 2021
Adult
A Live Canon competition for poems from around the world
Closing date:
Fri 21 May 2021
Adult
Children
Free
This poetry competition seeks to celebrate the theme of New Beginnings, open to all those who feel their voice was silenced in 2020
Closing date:
Sun 30 May 2021
Adult
A competition for unpublished poems of up to 56 lines
Closing date:
Sun 30 May 2021
Adult
Children
Competition open to any age
Closing date:
Mon 31 May 2021
Adult
The Frogmore Poetry Prize is open for poems of no longer than 40 lines
Closing date:
Mon 31 May 2021
Adult
Children
An international poetry competition on the theme of “Nature and the Ecological Emergency”

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