Thursday, 24 May 2012

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2012

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2012
Judge: Ian Duhig
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Ledbury Poetry Festival is re-launching its competition with a fabulous first prize of £1000 cash and a residential course at Tŷ Newydd, The National Writer’s Centre for Wales. Tŷ Newydd is renowned for its excellent writing courses, taught by outstanding poets, in a beautiful setting.

We are delighted that Ian Duhig has agreed to judge all entries: Ian has published six books of poetry, most recently Pandorama (Picador 2010). He has won the Forward Best Poem Prize, the National Poetry Competition twice, been shortlisted three times for the T.S. Eliot Prize and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Adults: First Prize £1000 and a week at Tŷ Newydd
Second Prize £500
Third Prize £250
See website for details of Young People and Children’s competition section.

Winners have the opportunity to read their poems at next year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Go to for further details of our poetry competition and to download an entry form, or telephone 0845 458 1743 and we will put a leaflet in the post for you.

Entry fees: first poem £5, for each subsequent poem £3.
Children and Young People free for first poem.

Ledbury Poetry Festival: Date for the diary 29th June – 8th July 2012. If you wish to join our email list and receive a programme in May email:

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