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Sussex Poetry Competition 2021

Two competitions: main one (entry fee) and student competition (free to full-time students). Open to anyone over 16 who has lived, worked, studied or been born in Sussex. Poems can be on any theme, but should comprise no more than 40 lines on one side of A4.

1st prize (main): £1,000
2nd prize (main): £250
3rd prize (main): Creative writing course at University of Brighton (worth £250)
1st prize (student) £150
Plus £25 Highly Commended prizes for both competitions

Prizes presented by Jackie Kay.

Please contact organisers if you would prefer the entry form as a PDF.

Closing date
Sun 24 Oct 2021
Entry fee
£6 first poem | £4 subsequent poems | student competition free