The National Poetry Competition

The 2019 National Poetry Competition is now closed for submissions. All entrants will be notified of the outcome in spring 2020. Thank you for entering!


Ten Prizes
First Prize: £5000

Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200

Deadline: 31 October 2019

Mona Arshi • Helen Mort
• Maurice Riordan


2019 competition artwork by Cat O’Neil