Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Arvon International Poetry Competition

Arvon is a great organisation that runs all sorts of different writing courses in 4 different houses in the UK. Highly recommended for the right courses, great selection of teachers.

The Arvon International Poetry Competition 2008, opens on May 1st and is judged by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Moniza Alvi and Alice Oswald.
Deadline: 15 August 2008

The Classic FM First Prize is £5,000, the Second Prize is £2,500, the Third Prize is £1,000 and there are three commendation prizes of £500 each. The Ted Hughes Environmental Poetry Prize is £1,000 plus Ted Hughes publications and will go to the best poem that deals with the environment, in the broadest sense.

You can submit your poems online from May 1st 2008 or download an entry form from our competition section. Deadline for entries is 5pm on 15th August 2008.

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