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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:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
The Winchester Poetry Prize Competition is now open for entries of up to 40 lines
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Children
Free
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest poetry competition for 11-17 year olds in the world
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
The Baker’s Dozen competition sees the Hedgehog Poetry Press looking for a poetry collection of 13 poems, that says something about the here and now
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long
Closing date:
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Adult
Free
A competition for well-crafted poems of up to 10 lines
Closing date:
Wed 11 Aug 2021
Adult
The Second Light Poetry Competition is now open for entries of long (over 50 lines) and short poems (up to 50 lines) on any subject, written by women
Closing date:
Sun 15 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
The Poetry Society is teaming up with Modern Poetry to run a new poetry challenge for anyone aged 25 and younger worldwide.
Closing date:
Sun 15 Aug 2021
Adult
Black in White is launching its first Poetry Competition, and is calling for people to write and submit poems about their experiences of racism, prejudice, unconscious bias or microaggressions in the workplace
Closing date:
Tue 17 Aug 2021
Children
Free
The Urdu Spotlight Prize 2021 is is a special strand of the Stephen Spender Prize, aimed at young people in the UK and Ireland who speak Urdu, as well as their peers
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Chapbook competition for new and established poets

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