Poetry Competitions

Poetry Competitions Closing Dates 

This is a check list of poetry competitions notified to us. Competition organisers are welcome to submit information about their competition for inclusion on this page. 

The closing date, maximum number of lines and the value of the first prize is indicated. Full information is supplied to members with our magazine
The Cannon’s Mouth .

For further information or entrance forms, please contact the organisations direct.

Please remember that previously published poems [including those published in
The Cannon's Mouth ] are NOT eligible for entry into most competitions.

Closing Date Competition Details No. of Lines First Prize
31st Oct Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not  Competition  
Steve Ellis
22, Margaret Grove, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9JH  www.cannonpoets.org.uk
14 £450
31st October 

National Poetry Competition      

Gerry Cambridge; Moniza Alvi; Jack Underwood
Poetry Society, 22, Betterton St., London, WC2H 9BX http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/

40 £5,000
12th Nov  

Write a Bridge competition  

(in aid of refugees in Coventry)

Lemn Sissay & Anjun Malik

40 £300

17th Jan

The Plough Prize   

Philip Gross

Plough Arts Centre, 9-11, Fore St., Torrington, EX38 8HQ
40 £1,000
31st Jan

Kent & Sussex Open Poetry Competition

Catherine Smith

Competition Organiser, 13, Ruscombe Close, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TH40SG
40 £1,000
30th April Poetry of the Lake
Theme: 'Metal'  
40 500