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Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2020 [Win Upto Rs. 83k]: Apply by Sept 14: Expired

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The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre now invites entries for its 2020 International Poetry Competition which aims at celebrating the power of poetry across the world!.

Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. It can trace its origins to 1865 when it was founded as the Oxford School of Art. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed to honor its former principal, John Henry Brookes, the only one of the new universities to be named after its founder.


The winners of each category will receive £1000 and both runners up will receive  £200 each.


The competition has two categories:

  • Open category: Open to all poets aged 18 years and over
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) category: Open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language.

This year’s judge is the highly-acclaimed and award-winning poet Fiona Benson. Fiona Benson won an Eric Gregory Award in 2006 and was a Faber New Poet in 2009. Her pamphlet was Faber New Poets 1 in the Faber New Poets series, whilst her debut collection Bright Travellers won both the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection in 2015.

Submission Fees

It costs £5 (Rs. 419 approx) to submit one poem or £4 (Rs. 335 approx) per poem for more than three entries. Each poet can enter a maximum of ten poems.

Call for Submissions

To pay your submission fee online, click here. Once you have paid the submission fee, please e-mail your poems to Please note that entries must comprise one poem per document and be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format file (.rtf), or as a PDF file (.pdf). Do not include your name on the submission. Poems by EAL poets can be entered for consideration either in the EAL or the Open category.


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