august, 2022

24augAll DayLedbury Poetry Festival Poetry CompetitionInternationalEntry Fee:£6 Max word count:40 lines Top Prize:£1000

Event Details

The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over ten days each July. It is the biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more.

The first prize for the competition is £1,000 cash and, in a new partnership with Arvon, a week’s poetry course. Arvon is the UK’s leading creative writing charity with a wide range of residential and online writing courses. The winner will have one calendar year from the prize being announced to claim either a residential or online week of their choice.

The competition is international, open to poets writing in the English language.

The competition has been an important first step in many poets’ careers. In addition to these prizes, the winner is invited to read their poems at the internationally renowned Ledbury Poetry Festival.

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