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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:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Monologues in verse accepted
Closing date:
Wed 30 Jun 2021
Adult
Free
The 'Nine Series Anthologies' are open for submissions of 9 poems from poets with any level of experience
Closing date:
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Adult
Free
A competition for well-crafted poems of up to 10 lines
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:
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:
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:
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A competition looking at incarceration and its effects on the concept of freedom