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The National Poetry Competition 2021 is now open.
The 2021 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to all poets worldwide aged 18 or over.
First Prize: £5,000
Second Prize: £2,000
Third Prize: £1,000
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Fiona Benson • David Constantine
• Rachel Long
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