2011 10 31 Poetry Society; National Poetry Competition

The Competition

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Open for Entries!

The National Poetry Competition 2011 is now accepting entries. 

The closing date is 31 October 2011. Entries are accepted both online and by post.

Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven Commendations: £100

The top three winning poems will be published in Poetry Review and, along with the commended poems, on the Poetry Society website. The winner will also be invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Up to 150 entrants will also be offered a discount on selected activities from the Poetry School.

Judges

Poems are judged anonymously, the judges for the National Poetry Competition 2011 are: Colette Bryce, John Glenday and Jackie Kay.

About the National Poetry Competition

Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry competitions. Winners include both established and emerging poets, and for many the prize has proved an important milestone in their careers. Win, and add your name to a roll-call of winners that includes the current UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Tony Harrison, Ruth Padel, Philip Gross and Jo Shapcott.

For further information please visit the competition website.

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