The National Poetry Competition 2016
31st October 2018
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome.
The contest is organized by the Poetry Society.
The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length.
Entries must be written in English.
Entries can be on any subject.
Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 March 2019.
The competition will be judged by Kei Miller, Kim Moore and Mark Waldron.
The first poem submitted costs £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem.
• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000
• seven commendations of £200.
Please visit https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/ to learn more about the competition.