Wednesday, 25 July 2007

National Poetry Competition 2007

The Annual National Poetry Competition in the UK is now open for entries. This is a prestigious and rich competition.

Judge: E.A Markham, Michael Schmidt
Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500 and 10x £50. Published in the Independent On Saunday and Poetry Review. Winners will be invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Line count: Max 40 lines (not including title)
Fee: £5 for the first, £3 thereafter payable to Poetry Society
Closing Date: 31st October 2007
Notification: 28 February 2008

Enter using an application form or online.

The winners list is heavyweight as would be expected from the large cash prize. Carol Ann Duffy, Tony Harrison, Jo Shapcott, Ian Duhig, Ruth Padel. You can read some past winners on the website, which gives an insight into the high standard.

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