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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:
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:
Tue 01 Jun 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Combining poetry and film to create innovative new work
Closing date:
Sun 06 Jun 2021
Adult
Free
The 2021 Creative Future Writers’ Award is now open for entries in short fiction and poetry from UK writers from under-represented backgrounds
Closing date:
Fri 18 Jun 2021
Adult
Free
A competition which which invites poets and illustrators to reflect on the culture and history of the Greeks, from ancient to contemporary times
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:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Monologues in verse accepted
Closing date:
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A competition looking at incarceration and its effects on the concept of freedom