The Charles Causley Poetry Competition 2019


August 29, 2019

11th November 2019

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 and over by the closing date of the competition.

The contest is organized by the Charles Causley Trust.

Entries must be in English.

The poem/s may be on any subject; 40 lines of text maximum, no minimum. All individual poems must have a title.

Entries must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or broadcast in any form nor currently entered in any other competition before 11 November 2019. 

This year's competition will be judged by Michael Rosen.

Entry fees
The first poem submitted costs £7.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £5 per poem.

• 1st prize: £2,000 plus a 1 week writing residency at Cyprus Well, Charles Causley’s former home in Launceston
• 2nd prize: £250
• 3rd prize: £100
• There will also be 5 Highly Commended Awards of £30 each.

Competition website
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