Tuesday, 5 August 2014

National Poetry Competition 2014 - DEADLINE 31 October 2014.



The competition is for previously unpublished poems, has a first prize of £5,000 and the closing date is 31 October 2014.

You can enter online, or download a postal entry form here. Please make sure you have read the rules before entering.
Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven Commendations: £100

The top-three winning poems are published in the Spring issue of The Poetry Review. The winners will be invited to appear at various events and festivals around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival. Up to 150 longlisted entrants are also offered a discount on selected activities from the Poetry School. Winning and commended poems are published on the Poetry Society website.


Entry Fees

£6 for your first poem
£3.50 for each subsequent entry in the same submission.
FREE second entry for Poetry Society members (including those joining now).

Competition Resources
Download some discussion points on the 2013 winning poems, created by the Poetry School
Read what past judges think will make a poem fire a judge's imagination
Listen to last year's winner, Linda France, talk about her entry - and offer some advice...
About the National Poetry Competition


Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests. Winners include both established and emerging poets, and for many the prize has proved an important career milestone. Win, and add your name to a roll-call that includes the current UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Tony Harrison, Ruth Padel, Philip Gross and Jo Shapcott. Read poems by previous winners of the National Poetry Competition.

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