Deadline: 31 October 2020
Open to: anyone 18 and above can apply
Benefits: cash prizes that go from the first prize award of GBP 5000, the second prize award of GBP 2000 and third prize of GBP 1000, including GBP 200 worth for commendations
The National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious prizes for an individual poem. The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.
In order to successfully apply:
Prizewinners will be notified by the end of February 2021 and invited to an awards event in spring 2021. There will be ten prizes awarded to the selected applicants. The first place wins a cash prize of GBP 5000, the second place will receive a cash prize of GBP 2000 and third place will receive a prize of GBP 1000, including commendations of GBP 200 (All winners will be expected to provide a biography and photograph).
For more information about the application process please visit the official website.