The Moth Poetry Prize 2017


31st December 2017

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

The competition is organised by The Moth magazine.

The publishers of The Moth, Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan, are delighted to introduce the newly named The Moth Poetry Prize (formerly the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize). Now in its seventh year, it continues to offer one of the most lucrative awards in the world for a single unpublished poem.

The Prize is for a single unpublished poem. You can write on any subject and there is no line limit.

Entries must be in English, typed, with each entry on a new sheet. You can enter as as many poems as you like (at a cost of 12 € per poem).

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.

This year’s judge is Daljit Nagra

Entry fee
Entry fee is €12 per poem.

• 1st prize: 10,000 €
• 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000

Please visit to learn more about the competition.