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The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems of up to 40 lines in length.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 and winners will be announced on 29 March 2017.


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

Moniza Alvi • Gerry Cambridge
• Jack Underwood