- 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!]
Who is Giselle? Poetry Challenge | Closing Date: 06-Nov-16Details:
Young Poets Network is thrilled to be partnering with English National Ballet to bring young poets a tantalizing new challenge based around renowned choreographer Akram Khan's new production of Giselle. The story of Giselle is a classic romantic narrative – but there’s plenty in this new production to strike a chord with some of the biggest questions facing us in the 21st century – questions about identity, inequality and displacement. We’re asking young poets to create a poem focusing on identity as it is expressed in this new production of Giselle. This competition is open to poets up to the age of 25, from anywhere in the world.
Entry Fee: £0
Contact: For entry and further information see: http://ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/who-is-giselle-a-poetry-challenge-with-english-national-ballet/
Barnet Open Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 16-Nov-16Details:
Elegy? Satire? Comedy? For Young and Old Write a poem of not more than 35 lines on any topic GENERAL CATEGORY 1st Prize = £500 JUNIORS (7-11 & 12-16) 1st Prize = £75.00 2nd Prize = £50.00 3rd Prize x3 = £25.00 FREE ENTRY to BARNET SCHOOLS REDUCED FEE TO BARNET RESIDENTS The Judges - Anne Stewart (General Catagory) Katherine Gallagher (Junior Catagory) Poets encouraged to illustrate their work with drawings and patterns
Entry Fee: £5.00 adult, £1 7-11s 7 12-16
Contact: Downloadable forms available at http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/index_main.htm or send a SAE to Barnet Arts Council, c/o All Saints Arts Centre,122 Oakley Road North, London N20 9EZ
Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2017 | Closing Date: 17-Feb-17Details:
All UK students, between 16-18, are encouraged to enter the 2016 Christopher Tower poetry competition. This year’s theme is ‘STONE’ and the judges are Sarah Howe and Vahni Capildeo. First prize £3,000; second prize £1,000 and third prize £500.
Entry Fee: £0
Contact: For entry and further information see: http://www.towerpoetry.org.uk/competitions/how-to-enter-stone-2017-competition/