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The National Poetry Competition 2024


Posted on 18 June 2024

31 October 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over. International entries are welcome.

Short description

The National Poetry Competition is an annual poetry prize organized by the UK-based Poetry Society.

All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title)

Entries must be written in English.

Entries can be on any subject.

Entries must not have been published.

Entry fees
The first poem submitted costs £8. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £5 per poem.

• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000
• Commendations: £200

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.