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Tower Poetry Competition 2024

The Tower Poetry Competition is now open for submissions from participants aged 16-18 in full or part-time education in the United Kingdom.

The theme for this year is "Mirror". Entrants must submit only one poem per submission, be written in English, and be no more than 48 lines in length.

There are three prizes of £5,000 (1st), £3,000 (2nd), and £1,500 (3rd). The top three prize-winners will be given places on the Christopher Tower Summer School, where young poets work closely in Oxford alongside distinguished writers.

There will also be ten runners up who will receive a cash prize of £500 each.

Judges: Will Harris, Jane Yeh, and Mishtooni Bose