- Many poets send their poems to competitions. This can be a good way to find out what other people think of your writing.
- We add competitions to this list when organisers send us information.
- To enter the competition, send a stamped addressed envelope to the competition's address, and they will send you an entry form, or ask for an entry form by phone or email.
- The Poetry Library accepts no liability in connection with the information contained in the list [boring adult stuff!]
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015 | Closing Date: 06-Sep-15Details:
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015 is for poets and young critics writing in response to WWII poetry. Free entry; publication and prizes (book vouchers, books, posters and notebooks) on offer. For poets aged 14-25 from all over the world.
Entry Fee: £ Free
Contact: Find out more here:http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2015/06/10/the-timothy-corsellis-prize-2015/
SLAMbassadors UK 2015 | Closing Date: 30-Sep-15Details:
SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam for 12-18 year olds is open for entries. Slam is the competitive art of spoekn word performed before a loud and lively audience. Young people across the UK are invited to enter SLAMbassadors by filming themselves performing a poem or rap piece and uploading it to our SlamCam YouTube channel. The theme is identity - who you are, where you have come from, what you see around you and how it affects you and others, cultural identity, national identity, human identity. Prizes: Six acts will be chosen from across the UK to take part in an intensive, two-day masterclass with the spoken word artist Joelle Taylor. The winners work will be showcased at a live performance in central London alongside Joelle and a spoken word icon. The biggest prize however is the continual mentoring provided to the young artists by the Poetry Society, who work hard to introduce the emerging poets to the professional arena and open up the world of performance and publishing to them.
Entry Fee: £0
Contact: Find out more on the SLAM blog: http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk/
Barnet Open Poetry Competition 2015 | Closing Date: 16-Nov-15Details:
OPEN COMPETITION: 35 lines on any subject. Judge: Mario Petrucci. First prize: £500, second prize: £250, 3 x third prizes: £100. JUNIOR COMPETITION: Two juniors categories: 7-11 and 12-16. Judge: Katherine Gallagher. Prizes (7-11): first, £25; second, £15; 3 x third, £10. Prizes (12-16): first £75; second, £50; 3 x third £25.
Entry Fee: £5 per poem for adults; £1 per poem for juniors. Free Entry to Barnet Schools.
Contact: Entry form on line at www.barnetarts.org.uk Alternatively, send a SAE to Barnet Borough Arts Council, 122 Oakleigh Road North, London, N20 9EZ