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Sun 30th

Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition

Prizes: 600 (1st), 300 (2nd), 150 (3rd),
& the Ware Sonnet Prize 150

Fees: 4/1, 12/4 + 3 thereafter for each poem in the same submission


For previously unpublished poems which have not been awarded a prize in any other competition.

Details and Entry Form: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware17.pdf  

Hannah Lowe
(sole adjudicator)

Sun 30th

Grey Hen Poetry Competition

for women over 60

Prizes: 100 (1st), 750 (2nd), 25 (3rd),
& the Ware Sonnet Prize 150

Fees: 3 per poem, 10 for 4


Poems up to 40 lines, any theme.   

Rules and Entry Form at www.greyhenpress.com

Denise Bennett & Wendy Klein

Sun 30th

17th Poetry on the Lake International Competition

Open category (theme 'Metal'): 1st 500 and Silver Wyvern; 2nd 200; 3rd: 100.
Winners of Formal & Short Categories (no theme) 100 each.
Other prizes.

Suggested Fees: postal entries 8, then 6. Online see website Carol Ann Duffy (Open); Kevin Bailey (Formal), Oz Hardwick (Short) Both judges will read all poems in their category.

Full details: http://www.poetryonthelake.org/

Carol Ann Duffy (Open category)

Kevin Bailey (Formal, will read all entries))

Oz Hardwick (Short, will read entries)

Sun 30th

Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition

Prizes: 600 (1st), 300 (2nd), 100 (3rd)

Fees: 4 for 1 poem, or 3 poems for 10 plus 2 per poem thereafter

Winning and selected poems published in The Ver Prize 2017 competition anthology.

For poems no longer than 30 lines.

Entry form and full details on website:  www.verpoets.co.uk

Tamar Yoselof

Mon 15th

Slipstream Poets: The Sussex Chanctonbury Cup Poetry Competition

Unpublished entries up to 50 lines. Open theme.  All entrants must be living, studying or currently working , in East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton.

Prizes: 150 (1st), 100 (2nd), 50 (3rd)
The author of the 1st prize will also be awarded the Jim Johnston Chanctonbury Cup to be held for one year. Prize giving date and venue to be announced at a later date.

Fees: 5 first poem and 3.00 for each additional entry.

Details and entry forms: www.slipstream-poets.co.uk

Janet Sutherland

Fri 19th

South Downs Poetry Festival Open Competition

Prizes: 400 (1st), 150 (2nd),50 (3rd)
Also 100 for best poem by an unpublished poet.
100 best poem by a poet under the age of 20.

Fees 4 per poem. 4.50 online

No specific theme. Poems limited to 50 lines.
Original work and not published previously nor before 30th September 2017.

Details and entry form: www.sdpf.org.uk/competition  

Jackie Wills

Wed 31st

The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2017

First Prize: 250 guineas + 2 years' subscription*
1st & 2nd Runner up: 75 and 50 guineas respectively + 1 year's subscription*
Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications

+ publication in The Frogmore Papers

* to The Frogmore Papers

Fees: 3 per poem 

Full details and Entry Form: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/frogmore17.pdf  

Maggie Butt
(will read all poems)

Fri 30th

Poetry Space Competition

Now in its 8th year.

Prizes: 250, 100 and 50, publication of winning and commended poems (20 in all) in the prize winners' anthology.

Entry 5.

Enter here: http://www.poetryspace.co.uk/2016/11/poetry-space-competition-2017-2/  

Michael Di Placido
(will read all poems)

Tue 14th

Barnet Open Poetry Competition

poems up to 35 lines on any topic

Adult Category: entry 5 per poem*, prizes 500 / 250 / 3 of 50
(*4 per poem for Boro of Barnet residents)

Juniors (7 - 11s, primary school): entry 1 per poem**, prizes 25 / 15 / 3 of 10
(**no fee for Barnet Schools entries but donations welcome)

entry form at website: www.barnetarts.org.uk

Anne Stewart

Katherine Gallagher



Frogmore Poetry Prize 2016 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2015 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2014 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2013 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2012 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2011 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2010 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2009 (pdf)
Frogmore Poetry Prize 2008 (pdf)

Poetry on the Lake, 2006 (later results on Poetry on the Lake website)

Second Light, 2008 to 2016

Swale Life Poetry Competition, Jan 2012
Swale Life Poetry Competition, Apr 2012 

Torriano, 2008/9 (pdf)

Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition 2015 (pdf)

Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2011 (pdf)
Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2010 (pdf)
Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2009 (pdf)
Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2008 (pdf)
Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2007 (pdf)
Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize 2006 (pdf)

Ware Poetry Competition 2016 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2015 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2014 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2013 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2012 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2011 (pdf)
Ware Poetry Competition 2010 (pdf)


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