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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

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Closing date: 
31 August 2020
Entry: 
Open to all. Entry fee Poetry entries £12 | Short Fiction entries £18 but offer if enter by 10 May
Prize: 
£1,000 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, which is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by the judging panel.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry SocietyLively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000 members internationally and some thoughtful content. www.poetrysociety.org.uk, Granta, VINTAGE and more.  Read more

Title Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

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Closing date: 
31 July 2020
Entry: 
11-17 year olds from all over the world writing in English. No entry fee
Prize: 
All 100 winning poets (top 15 and 85 commended) will be notified in early September 2020 and invited to an award ceremony in October 2020

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 is open.

Enter now!

We are still running the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award during the covid 19 crisis and we cannot wait to receive your poems.  Read more

International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

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Closing date: 
31 May 2020
Entry: 
Open to all No entry fee £6 for first poems, then a sliding scale
Prize: 
1st Prize £500, 2nd Prize £250 and 3rd Prize £100

Judge Sally Spedding

1st Prize - £500
2nd Prize - £250
3d Prize - £100
plus 17 runners-up, specially commended entries and publication in a future anthology.

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The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2020

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Closing date: 
31 March 2020
Entry: 
Open to all poets across the world over the age of 16. Entry fee €14 per poem
Prize: 
€1,000

If you have written a poem you think would appeal to 7-11-year olds, then why not enter the The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2020? The prize is open to anyone over 16, and the poem can be on any subject.  Read more

Emma Press open submission 2020

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Closing date: 
24 January 2020
Entry: 
Open to all poets internationally. Entry fee £10
Prize: 
Publication

Children's and adult pamphlet categories


The Emma Press is calling for submissions of poetry manuscripts, with the deadline set for 24 January. There are two categories: pamphlets for adults and collections for children. The judges will be publisher Emma Dai'an Wright and poet Edward van de Vendel.  Read more

The 2020 International Book & Pamphlet Competition

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Closing date: 
1 March 2020
Entry: 
Open to all poets. Entry Fee £28
Prize: 
Four winners will published by Smith|Doorstop books. All winners will also receive a share of £2,000, publication in The North magazine and a reading at The Wordsworth Trust.

The 2020 International Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries

The Poetry Business is delighted to announce that the 34th International Book & Pamphlet Competition judged by Imtiaz Dharker and Ian McMillan is now open.  Read more

The Moth Poetry Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
31 December 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem
Prize: 
First Prize €10,000, three shortlisted poets €1,000

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.  Read more

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
21 October 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets internationally, Entry fee £5/€6/$7 per poem
Prize: 
1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £1,000 and 3rd Prize £500 plus 20 commendeds

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

judged by kathryn maris & pat boran

first prize £2,000
second prize £1,000
third prize £500
plus 20 commendeds

submit via e-mail or post by mon 21 oct 2019

judges will read all poems submitted

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National Poetry Competition 2019

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Closing date: 
31 October 2019
Entry: 
Open internationally to all poets who are 17 or over Entry fee £7 for the first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
Prize: 
First Prize £5,000, Second Prize £2,000, Third Prize £1,000 and 7 Commendations £200

One of the biggest single poem competitions in the world, the National Poetry CompetitionAnnual poetry prize run by the UK-based Poetry Society established in 1978; accepts entries from all over the world; over 10,000 poems submitted each year is open to anyone aged 17 or older. Run by the Poetry Society in the UK, the competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length.

Ten Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200  Read more

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

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Closing date: 
15 September 2019
Entry: 
Open to unpublished poems from poets from all over the world writing in English £7 for the first poem, then £4 for every subsequent poem
Prize: 
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000, third prize £1,000

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes.

The Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, gaining insight, and provoking concern for the ecological imperatives of our time.

First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000, and third prize is £1,000.  Read more

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