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The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition
The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition

Enter one of the world's biggest single-poem competitions for unpublished poems

24 August 2017 – 31 October 2017 | Visit website

The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition is open for entries, with a £5,000 prize for the winning entry. Previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines on any subject will be judged by Andrew McMillan, Pascale Petit and Hannah Lowe. The judges read all entries, and all poems are judged anonymously, so the competition can be won by anyone, and is open to anybody aged 17 or over from anywhere in the world.

Winning entries are published in an anthology and on the Poetry Society website, with winners offered opportunities at readings, festivals and events around the country. Prizes of £2,000 for second place, £1,000 for third and seven commendations of £200 are also available.

Enter The Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition. Closes 31 October.

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