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Thank you for your entry into the National Poetry Competition 2019. Your order has been received and you will receive a confirmation email shortly.

The details of your entry are shown below for your reference. No changes to your poems can now be made, but you can enter the competition as many times as you like.

The deadline for the competition is 31st October 2019. Prize winners will be notified by the end of February 2020. All entrants who provide a valid email address will be notified about the outcome of their entry by the end of March 2020. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and on our website in spring 2020.


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You can also read prizewinning entries from previous years, and explore the growing collection of poems published across our various projects and prizes in our poem database.


The Poetry Society is a charity that delivers a wide programme of activity that includes a huge amount of educational outreach work, publishing The Poetry Review, running The Poetry Café and advocating for poets and poetry in all aspects of public life. And with ever greater public spending cuts threatening the arts sector, we need people who care about poetry to help us continue our work. You can contribute to our work here.

About The Poetry Society

Since its founding in 1909, The Poetry Society has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.