Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Wigtown Poetry Competition

Scotland’s international poetry prize in association with The Scottish Poetry Library

The 2016 Wigtown Poetry Competition is now open for entries.  You can enter online here

Deadline for entries is 27th May 2016

Established in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Competition offers a first prize of £2,000. 
Entry is open to writers from the UK and abroad writing in English, while there are also dedicated categories for Scots Language and Gaelic.

This year’s judges are John Glenday (Main Prize), Catriona Lexy Campbell (Gaelic) and Sheila Templeton (Scots).

The competition event, which will include the announcement of the winners, readings of the victorious poems and contributions from the judges will take place during Wigtown Book Festival (23rd September to 2 October 2016).

Entry Fees: £6.50 for first poem
Multiple entries: the first three poems cost a total of £17.00.
For more entries and full rules, see the Festival website 

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