Roz Goddard to judge WoLF/Write Out Loud competition on theme of 'vision'

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Wolverhampton Literature Festival’s 2020 poetry competition, to be run in conjunction with Write Out Loud, opens for entries on the theme of “vision” on 12 October. This year's judge is renowned Midlands poet Roz Goddard, who says she's partial to poems "that are unexpected, inventive, filmic with a sumptuous spread, playful poems, intense poems that make me catch my breath, poems where I get a se...

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Deadline nears for £2,000 Troubadour poetry prize

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Kathryn Maris, pictured, and Pat Boran are the judges of the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry prize. The deadline is 21 October. More details 

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Deadlines nears for £5,000 National Poetry Competition

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Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition. It’s run by the Poetry Society, which spotlights up to 150 longlisted poets each year. The d...

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Carrie Etter to judge £1,000 Kent & Sussex poetry competition

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Carrie Etter will be judging the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society’s £1,000 poetry competition. The deadline is 31 January 2020. More details

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Poetry Translation Centre launches Sarah Maguire prize

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The Poetry Translation Centre has launched the Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation to recognise and encourage quality translation of poetry into English. Sarah Maguire founded the PTC in 200...

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Tony Walsh poem with Chris Riddell illustrations helps launch YouTube competition

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A moving and inspirational poem by leading spoken word poet Tony Walsh, ‘Take This Pen’, with wonderful illustrations by artist Chris Riddell, is helping to promote a new YouTube competition to mark N...

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Anna Kisby's 'Holy Cow' wins Marsden the Poetry Village competition

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Devon-based poet and archivist Anna Kisby has won the 2019 Marsden the Poetry Village competiton with her poem, ‘Holy Cow’. Competition judge and renowned poet Patience Agbabi said of it:  “Every time...

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End of August deadline for Ireland's €1,000 Westport poetry competition

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There’s a first prize of €1,000 for the winner of this year’s Westport poetry competition, part of Westival music and arts festival in Ireland. The entry fee is €15 for up to three poems, and the dead...

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Lichfield cathedral launches poetry competition to mark moon anniversary

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Lichfield cathedral has launched its first poetry competition and is inviting people to submit new poems inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as part of a new festival of creativity th...

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Malika Booker to judge £2,000 Women's Poetry Competition

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Malika Booker will be judging the £2,000 Women’s Poetry Competition, for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet. Amy Wack, poetry editor of Seren Books, will be judging the Women’s Pamphlet Compet...

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Claudia Rankine to judge €10,000 Moth poetry prize

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The Forward prizewinning poet Claudia Rankine will be judging the €10,000 Moth poetry prize for a single unpublished poem. Four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth magazine, ...

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Helen Mort to judge £1,000 Winchester poetry prize

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Helen Mort will be judging this year’s £1,000 Winchester poetry prize. The deadline is 31 July. More details

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Jo Bell to judge £500 Stroud poetry prize

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Jo Bell will be judging the £500 Stroud Book festival poetry prize. The deadline is 22 September. More details

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All together now! Just hours left to enter Marsden the Poetry Village competition

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It’s make your mind up time for those of you still pondering your entry for the Marsden the Poetry Village competition on the theme of ‘Together’ – the deadline for competition entries is coming up fa...

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Deadline nears for Marsden the Poetry Village competition on 'Together' theme

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Patience Agbabi will be judging an international poetry competition run by Marsden the Poetry Village for poems submitted on the theme of “Together”, with a deadline of 1 June 2019. First prize is £30...

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Deadline nears for competition judged by Roger McGough

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Roger McGough will be judging a compettion named after him and organised by Arts Richmond. The theme is Time, entrants must be 16 or over, and poems will be limited to no more than 200 words. The dead...

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Deadline nears for Brian Dempsey Memorial competition

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The founder of Cheltenham poetry festival, Anna Saunders, will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial poetry competition, organised by publishers Dempsey & Windle. There is a pamphlet prize, for entrie...

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Deadline looms for Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition

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The deadline is 1 March to submit poems for the Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition. It’s the same date for submissions to the New Poets prize for poets aged 17-24. The main competition’s ju...

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Hollie McNish to judge Bridport poetry prize

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Spoken word star Hollie McNish will be judging this year’s £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. She said: "I’m looking for poetry that interests, perhaps surprises, tickles or pulls me in upon first reading,...

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WoLF poetry competition winners announced!

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The second WoLF poetry competition run by Write Out Loud on behalf of Wolverhampton literature festival - which will take place over the weekend of 1-3 February - has been won by Sarah Doyle, pictured...

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Hippocrates prize for poetry with medical theme is open for entries

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The deadline is 14 February for the 2019 Hippocrates international Open and Health Professional awards for poetry and medicine, for an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines on a medical theme. The judges...

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Poems about home competition to aid Shelter

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A poetry competition in aid of Shelter is to be judged by Michael Harrison and John Hegley. Entry is £4 per poem with all the proceeds going to Shelter. The deadline is 20 January 2019. More details 

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