The National Poetry Competition

The National Poetry Competition 2020 is now closed.

Thanks for entering. If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

The 2020 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigous prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone 18 or over.

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

Deadline: 31 October 2020

Judges
Neil Astley • Jonathan Edwards
• Karen McCarthy Woolf

2020 competition artwork by Arna Miller