Friday, 2 January 2009

The Wigtown Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th January 2009

The Wigtown Poetry Competition is the largest poetry competition in Scotland, with over 2000 entries in its first year. It is open to anyone in the UK or outside. Poems must not exceed 40 lines (not including title).

Fees: The first poem submitted costs £6.00 and three poems costs £15.00. Subsequent entries cost £6.00 each or an additional £10.00 for every additional 3.

Judge: internationally acclaimed poet, critic and playwright Douglas Dunn.
Gaelic Judge: Kevin MacNeil, winner of the prestigious Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize.

1st Prize £2500
2nd Prize £1000
3rd Prize £500
Gaelic Prize £1000
Ten supplementary prizes of £50 each
Winning poem and runner up will be published in the Scotsman.
Winners notified by Monday 6th April 2009

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