The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for previously unpublished single poems and has a first prize of £5,000.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 competition is now open for entries. The judges are Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit.
Enter the National Poetry Competition here.
- First prize: £5,000
- Second prize: £2,000
- Third prize: £1,000
- Seven commendations: £200 each
Winning poems are published on The Poetry Society website, and the top three in the spring 2018 issue of The Poetry Review. Winners are invited to read at events and festivals all around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival in July. Up to 150 longlisted entrants are offered discount on selected activities from The Poetry Society, and one of our competition partners the Poetry School.
Deadline: 31 October 2017