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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
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
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
Children
Competition open to any age
Closing date:
Mon 31 May 2021
Adult
Children
An international poetry competition on the theme of “Nature and the Ecological Emergency”
Closing date:
Mon 31 May 2021
Adult
Children
The fifth Full Fat Poetry Collection Competition will see its winner having their collection published in book form by The Hedgehog Poetry Press
Closing date:
Tue 01 Jun 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Combining poetry and film to create innovative new work
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Children
The international, English language, Poetry Book Awards is looking for poetry books from self published writers, indies and small presses
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Children
Wells Festival of Literature’s Young Poets' International Competition is now open to poets between the ages of 16-22

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