The Geoffrey Weeden Poetry Prize

sun18decAll DayThe Geoffrey Weeden Poetry PrizeUKCategoryPoetryEntry Fee:£5 Max word count:150 lines Top Prize:£200

Event Details

The competition is inspired by Geoffrey Weeden, a long-standing Kingston Quaker and poet who died last year at the age of 90.  The first line of his poem, ‘Draw Breath’ serves as the theme for our poetry competition.

We invite entries from 2nd October. Closing date 18th Dec., with a prize giving event on 25th February 2023 at Kingston Quaker Centre.   Entries on the theme of ‘Draw Breath’ are invited from published and unpublished poets, but the poems themselves should be unpublished. Entrants may submit up to 3 poems with the overall total length of submission being not more than 150 lines including titles.


A. 9-12 years. 1st prize £50.  2nd prize £20.  3rd prize £10.

B. 13-18 years 1st prize £100. 2nd prize £50.  3rd prize £20.

C. 19 years and upward. 1st prize £200. 2nd prize £100.  3rd prize £50.

Winners and runners up will receive a book of the winning  poems.

£5 entry fee for all over 19s (unwaged free), non-reimbursible.

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