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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:
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A competition looking at incarceration and its effects on the concept of freedom
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:
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Adult
The Anthology Poetry Award is now open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language
Closing date:
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Adult
The Winchester Poetry Prize Competition is now open for entries of up to 40 lines
Closing date:
Wed 15 Sep 2021
Adult
The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2021 will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which explores the writer’s relationship with the natural world
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Poems on the theme of 'Family'
Closing date:
Mon 21 Jun 2021
Adult
Competition for poems on any subject
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:
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:
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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