Wednesday 21 August 2013

National Poetry Competition 2013 by The Poetry Society is now open!

The Poetry Society runs many competitions and awards, amongst them some of the most prestigious prizes for young people: the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and SLAMbassadors UK, which closes for entries on 15th September, not to mention the many challenges set by the Young Poets Network since it launched last year.

Accepting entries from entrants aged 17+, the National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry prizes. Winners include established and emerging poets, and winning has proved an important career milestone for many poets who are now well known – Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy won back in 1983. Despite the name, the competition accepts entries from all over the world, and, wherever you are, it's easy to enter online.

Julia Copus, Matthew Sweeney and Jane Yeh are this year's judges, and the top prize is £5,000. The top three winners are also published in the Poetry Society's leading international journal, Poetry Review.

The deadline is 31st October and you can enter online now or download an entry form from the Poetry Society website.

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