The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition


Published: Friday, 8 October 2021

31st January 2022

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over, from anywhere in the world.

The competition is organized by the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society based in Tunbridge Wells, England. 

Poems must be in English, your original work, on any subject, in any style, no longer than 40 lines.

Poems should have neither been published (including self-published) nor accepted for publication at the time of entry.

This year's Judge is Richard Skinner.

Entry fees
Up to two poems: £5 per poem.
Three or more poems: £4 per poem.

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

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website