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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:
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Adult
Children
A poetry pamphlet competition for debut poets aged 25 and under
Closing date:
Thu 30 Dec 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A writing competition for young people aged 14 - 30 from Yorkshire and the nearby north
Closing date:
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Adult
Children
Free
A free competition for writers of all ages who have lived, worked or studied in Cheshire
Closing date:
Mon 10 Jan 2022
Adult
This competition is open to poets all over the world writing in English
Closing date:
Mon 27 Dec 2021
Adult
A poetry competition judged by award-winning poets from the UK's oldest literary journal
Closing date:
Sun 09 Jan 2022
Adult
Children
A poetry competition for all ages on the theme of 'Hope in Nature'
Closing date:
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Adult
Judged by Mark Totterdell, this poetry competition is open to poets living anywhere in the world
Closing date:
Tue 01 Feb 2022
Adult
Children
Free
A free poetry prize for young UK poets with a top prize of £200
Closing date:
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Adult
A competition open to poems on any aspect of place or nature
Closing date:
Mon 03 Jan 2022
Adult
Children
Free
A competition for young poets inspired by the life and work of Sylvia Plath

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