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National Poetry Competition Now Open

National Poetry Competition Now Open

There are ten monetary prizes to be won through this year's annual National Poetry Competition.

Original poetry entries are welcome from across the world for this year's National Poetry Competition. The competition is one of Britain's top single poem competitions. Each poem entered is judged anonymously. This competition is administered by the Poetry Society; a charity that champions British poetry both at home and overseas.

There will be ten prizes for this competition in total. These are as follows:

  • First prize: £5,000
  • Second prize: £2,000
  • Third prize: £1,000
  • Seven commendations: £200

This competition will be overseen by a judging panel of professional poets. This year the judging panel will consist Andrew McMillan, Hannah Lowe and Pascale Petit. Each submitted entry will be seen by at least two of the judges.

Prize-winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony during the spring. They will need to be able to provide a biography and a photograph. All other applicants will be notified about the outcome of the competition by the end of March 2018.

The deadline for this competition is 31 October 2017, before midnight.


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