The National Poetry Competition
One of the biggest single poem competitions in the world, the National Poetry Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or older. The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length.
The 2018 National Poetry Competition is now closed for submissions. Good luck to all who have entered!
First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Kei Miller • Kim Moore
• Mark Waldron
2018 competition artwork by Eugenia Loli