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East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition

The East Riding Festival of Words 2019 Poetry competition is now open for entries. This year's theme is 'My Mind, My Thoughts'.

Entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash. Poems are submitted anonymously, so each entry is judged on its own merits. Winners will be invited to read their poems at the special event, Poet Fest, in Bridlington in January 2020.

  • Larkin prize: £500
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third Prize: £100

Young Poets Prize
If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is open to all school aged children, with one prize for primary and one for secondary.

  • Primary school prize: £50
  • Secondary school prize: £75
Closing date
Sat 30 Nov 2019
Entry fee
£3 for adults | free for children