october, 2020

21oct1:00 am1:00 amMoved OnlineThe National Poetry CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £7 ,
Max word count: 40 lines ,
Top Prize: £5,000 ,

Top Prize


Max word count

40 lines

Entry Fee


Event Details

The National Poetry Competition is an annual poetry prize organised by the UK-based Poetry Society. It is one of the world’s most prestigous prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone 18 or over. International entries are welcome.

All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title)

Entries must be written in English. Entries can be on any subject.

Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or made public on social media, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 March 2021.

The competition will be judged by Neil Astley, Jonathan Edwards and Karen McCarthy Woolf.

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