The Resurgence Poetry Prize is the world’s first major ‘ecopoetry’ award. Three prizes will be awarded each year for original and previously unpublished ecopoems in English (or any dialect of English). Poets may submit as many poems as they wish but each poem must not be more than 54 lines in length..
Poems do not need to address a specific theme, but to be eligible a poems will in some way – thematically, structurally, linguistically or formally – investigate the interrelationship between human culture and the natural world. A poem’s spoken quality – its suitability for being read and recorded aloud – will form part of the judging criteria.
With a first prize of £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes, the award ranks amongst the highest of any English language single poem competition. Second prize is £2,000 and third prize £1,000.
Deadline: 1st October
Head Judge: Jo Shapcott. The judges will read all eligible poems
The previous year's winners are on this page where you can also navigate to how to enter.