The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition


Friday, 13 September 2019

31st January 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

This annual competition is run by the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society.

Poems should be in English, unpublished, not accepted for publication, and must be your original work.

Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines. 

This year's Judge is poet Carrie Etter.

Entry fees
£5 per poem, or for 3 or more poems £4 each

• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100
• plus 4 x £50

Competition website
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