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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:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Parkinson's Art are looking for written and recorded poems to complement their exhibition around the theme of 'Vivid Dreams'
Closing date:
Tue 17 Aug 2021
Children
Free
The Urdu Spotlight Prize 2021 is is a special strand of the Stephen Spender Prize, aimed at young people in the UK and Ireland who speak Urdu, as well as their peers
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
A poetry competition based around the theme of Horizons
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
The Baker’s Dozen competition sees the Hedgehog Poetry Press looking for a poetry collection of 13 poems, that says something about the here and now
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
A competition searching for a poet over the age of 30 who will have their first poetry collection produced in 2022
Closing date:
Sun 04 Jul 2021
Adult
The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded by the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust as part of the annual McLellan Arts Festival, and is now open for poems in English of up to 89 lines
Closing date:
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Adult
Poetry competition judged by Anne Berkeley, top prize £1000
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
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Wells Festival of Literature's Open Poetry Competition is now open for entries of poems on any subjects, of up to 35 lines
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

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