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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:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
The Hedgehog Press are looking for poets to submit 4 poems each, to be published in micro-collection pamphlets
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
With their seventh White Label Collection Competition, the Hedgehog Poetry Press are looking for a first-time poet, whose debut collection they will publish in pamphlet form
Closing date:
Tue 31 Aug 2021
Adult
Children
Free
Monologues in verse accepted
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:
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:
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

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