The judges in the 2013 Cardiff International Poetry Competition areformer Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion and National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke alongside Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.
The first prize-winner will walk away with a cheque for £5,000 for just one poem.
Further prizes available are £500 for second place, £250 for third plus five runners up will receive £50 each.
The closing date for the competition is Friday 15 February 2013
The competition is accessible to all; it doesn't matter if you are an established poet or just dabble with verse now and then. All entries to the competition will be judged anonymously, so this is a great opportunity to have your poetry judged on its own merits.
Just make sure your poem is no longer than 50 lines, is unpublished, in English and is not a translation of another authors work, then send it, along with your entry form and payment, to Literature Wales.
The 2013 Cardiff International Poetry Competition is administered by Literature Wales and supported by Cardiff Council, follow it on Twitter @LitWales hashtag is #CIPC13