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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:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
The Winchester Poetry Prize Competition is now open for entries of up to 40 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
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:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long
Closing date:
Sat 17 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
The Stephen Spender Prize is an annual competition for poetry in translation
Closing date:
Thu 15 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
With categories for adults, young people and children, Ledbury's International Poetry Competition has been the first step in many poets' careers
Closing date:
Sun 11 Jul 2021
Adult
Children
Free
The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network is working with People Need Nature and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker to call for poems from poets aged 25 or younger that imagine nature-based solutions to the climate crisis
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:
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
Poems on the theme of 'Family'

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