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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:
Sun 31 Oct 2021
Adult
Poetry competition judged by Anne Berkeley, top prize £1000
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The Anthology Poetry Award is now open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language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:
Thu 28 Oct 2021
Adult
Children
Free
A competition looking at incarceration and its effects on the concept of freedom
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The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2021 will be awarded to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which explores the writer’s relationship with the natural world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:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Monologues in verse accepted
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
A poetry competition based around the theme of Horizons
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
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

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