The National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems of up to 40 lines in length. The competition is now closed for 2016. You can read the winning poems and find out about the winning poets on The Poetry Society’s website.


Ten Prizes
First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200

Moniza Alvi • Gerry Cambridge
• Jack Underwood