Tuesday 26 March 2013

Our Pick of Current Poetry Competitions!

Lindfield Arts Festival : Poetry for the People Competition | Closing Date: 31-Mar-13

Poets are invited to contribute one A4 page of their poetry (one or more poems) to be displayed in the windows of village shops, cafes, restaurants etc. for the public to read and, if they so wish, to rate by a mark out of 10 on voting slips inside the premises. No prizes but exposure of the most popular in local media and a souvenir booklet. See website for full details.

Entry Fee: £0.00 

Contact: The Poetry Organiser, Lindfield Arts Festival, 45 Meadow Drive, Lindfield, West Sussex RH16 2RS


Poetry-next-the-Sea Competition 2013 | Closing Date: 06-Apr-13

For poems up to 40 lines. Maximum of three poems per entrant. Judge: Heidi Williamson. First prize, £100; then £50 and £25. Part of the Poetry-next-the-Sea Poetry Festival.

Entry Fee: £2 for 1 poem; £4 for 2 poems and £5 for 3 

Contact: Full details and entry form at: http://www.poetry-next-the-sea.com/pages/competition.html
Send your entries to:
Poetry-next-the-Sea, 93 Queen's Road, Fakenham, NR21 8BU
Cheques payable to: Poetry-next-the-Sea

The SCJ Poetry Award | Closing Date: 30-Apr-13

Poem up to 40 lines. Themes (which may be broadly interpreted): Childhood. Culture. Education. Prizes: Adults: 1st £1000 2nd £700 3rd £300. Under 18: 1st £250 2nd £150 3rd £100. Commendations (£10 book tokens): five adult, ten under 18. Judges Moniza Alvi and Catherine Smith. An anthology will be published. This competition is in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young which raises awareness of heart conditions and funds investigations and screening programmes for those at risk of sudden death.

Entry Fee: £0 for under 18s. Adults: £5 for up to 3 poems. 

The New Malden Health Centre, 4 Blagdon Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 4AD
Cheques made payable to CRY


Templar Poetry Pamphlet and Collection Awards 2013 | Closing Date: 07-May-13

Short collections of poetry of between 18 and 24 pages are invited, containing poems of any length or style, provided each page contains no more than forty lines. Submissions should also include Title & Contents information. Winning poets receive publication in a Templar Poetry Pamphlet, a Launch Reading at the 2013 Derwent Poetry Festival and an opportunity to submit a collection for consideration and publication. They also receive a cash prize of £250. Up to 30 runners-up will be published in a Templar anthology. The judge is Alexander McMillen. See website for full details.

Entry Fee: £20 (online); £18 (postal) 


 Please contact the organisers directly with any questions, thank you!

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