Resilience is the theme for Freedom From Torture poetry competition

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The Freedom From Torture organisation that supports torture survivors is staging a poetry competition with the theme of Reslience in advance of its three-day literary festival next month. The deadline is 31 October. More details

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December deadline for Roger McGough prize on theme of 'identity'

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The £150 Arts Richmond Roger McGough poetry prize is open for entries on the theme of ‘identity’. The deadline is 18 December. More details

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Simon Armitage and Jade Cuttle to judge £5,000 Gingko eco-poetry prize

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The £5,000 Gingko prize for eco-poetry, in association with the Poetry School, will be judged this year by the poet laureate Simon Armitage, and Jade Cuttle. This year there is also a separate £500 pr...

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Neil Astley, Jonathan Edwards, and Karen McCarthy Woolf to judge National Poetry Competition

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Neil Astley, Jonathan Edwards, and Karen McCarthy Woolf will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition. The deadline is 31 October. More details

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Deadline nears for Mark Doty and Mona Arshi to judge £2,000 Troubadour prize

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Mark Doty and Mona Arshi will be judging the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry prize. The deadline is 28 September. More details

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You can do more than just clap for the NHS – support its staff by entering our Beyond the Storm poetry competition!

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 Write Out Loud has launched its most ambitious poetry competition yet, to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. The Beyond The Storm Poetry Competition  – for poems about...

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Jo Shapcott to judge £1,000 Wells poetry competition

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Jo Shapcott will be judging the Wells Festival of Literature £1,000 open poetry competition. The deadline is 30 June. More details

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Rachel Mann to judge £500 Manchester Cathedral poetry competition

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Priest, poet and broadcaster Rachel Mann will be judging the £500 Manchester Cathedral poetry prize. The deadline is 30 June. More details

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Liz Berry to judge £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition

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Liz Berry will be judging the £1,000 Ledbury poetry festival competition. The deadline is 16 July. More details

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Andrew McMillan to judge £1,000 Winchester prize

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Andrew McMillan will be judging the £1,000 Winchester poetry prize. The deadline is 31 July. More details

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Deborah Harvey to judge Beach Hut coastal writing competition

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Deborah Harvey is judging a ‘coastal writing for wellness’ writing competition run by The Beach Hut website. Poems or flash fiction should be inspired by the coast, nature and all it encompasses. The ...

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Sally Spedding to judge £500 Welsh Poetry Competition

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Sally Spedding will be judging the £500 Welsh poetry competition. The deadline is 31 May. More details

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Glyn Maxwell to judge £600 Ware poetry competition

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Glyn Maxwell will be judging the £600 Ware poetry competition. The deadline is 30 April. More details

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Jacqueline Saphra to judge £600 Ver Poets competition

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Jacqueline Saphra will be judging the £600 Ver Poets competition. The deadline is 30 April. More details

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Stephanie Norgate to judge £250 Binsted prize

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Stephanie Norgate will be judging the South Downs Poetry Festival Competition’s £250 Binsted prize. In addition the South Downs Young Poets Prize (£50) will be awarded to the best poem on any theme by...

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Paul McGrane to judge Brian Dempsey Memorial competition

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Paul McGrane of the Poetry Society will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial competition, with prizes for a pamphlet, and for a single poem. It is organised by publishers Dempsey & Windle, and the de...

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Deadline nears to enter Geoff Stevens collection prize

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The deadline is 29 February to enter the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, to have a poetry collection published by Indigo Dreams. There are two winners each year. You can enter up to three times, ...

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Call of the wild ... enter poetry festival's £200 competition

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Ben Ray, pictured, and Cheltenham poetry festival founder Anna Saunders will be judging entries for the festival’s £200 Wild! Poem competition. Entries should be “as unruly and untamed as you like” to...

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Artlyst's £1,000 prize for a poem based on work of art

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The art information website Artlyst, in association with the Poetry Society, have launched an international award for poetry based on works of art. The Artlyst Art to Poetry award celebrates ekphrasti...

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Deadline nears for £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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