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National Poetry Competition 2013 (deadline 31st Oct)

 The National Poetry Competition 2013 is currently accepting entries. . 

 The closing date is 31 October 2013 (midnight, UK time).


National Poetry Competition


First Prize: £5000

Second Prize: £2000

Third Prize: £1000

Seven Commendations: £100


The top-three winning poems will be published in Poetry Review.

The winner is also invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in July 2014.

Up to 150 entrants will also be offered a discount on selected activities from the Poetry School.

Winning and commended poems will be published on the Poetry Society website when the competition prizes

are announced in spring 2014.



The judges of the 2013 National Poetry Competition are:

Julia CopusMatthew Sweeney and Jane Yeh.

The National Poetry Competition is an award for individual poems that are previously unpublished.

Each entry remains anonymous throughout the judging process.

Entry fees

£6 for your first poem

£3.50 for each subsequent entry in the same submission.

FREE second entry for Poetry Society members (including those joining now).


For full competition details and entry form visit:


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