july, 2021

15julAll DayLedbury Poetry Festival 2021 Poetry CompetitionInternationalEntry Fee:£5.75 Max word count:40 lines Top Prize:£1,000

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021 Poetry Competition

Event Details

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 competition is open to anyone.

The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines.

This year’s judge is Anthony Anaxagorou.

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