july, 2020

16jul1:00 am1:00 amMoved OnlineLedbury Poetry CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £5.75 ,
Max word count: 40 lines ,
Top Prize: £1,000 ,

Top Prize


Max word count

40 lines

Entry Fee


Event Details

The Ledbury Poetry Festival is the biggest poetry festival in the UK.

The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July. We are the biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. If you think you know what poetry is, come along and we’ll surprise you. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more. 

Each year we organise a prestigious competition for new poetry. It attracts entries from all over the globe. There are three categories: Adults (18+), Young People (12-17) and Children (under 12).

All poems must be the original work of the entrant and should not have been previously published, accepted for publication by a magazine, nor entered in other competitions.

The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines.

This year’s judge is Liz Berry.

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