The Poetry Kit
competitions and calls for submissions:
Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition
Prizes: £600 (1st),
£300 (2nd), £150 (3rd), & the Ware Sonnet Prize
Fees: £4/1, £12/4
+ £3 thereafter for each poem in the same submission
previously unpublished poems which have not been awarded
a prize in any other competition.
Details and Entry
Lowe (sole adjudicator)
Grey Hen Poetry Competition
for women over 60
Prizes: £100 (1st),
£750 (2nd), £25 (3rd), & the Ware Sonnet Prize
per poem, £10 for 4
up to 40 lines, any theme.
and Entry Form at www.greyhenpress.com
Bennett & Wendy Klein
17th Poetry on the
Lake International Competition
Prizes: Open category (theme 'Metal'):
1st € 500 and Silver Wyvern;
2nd € 200; 3rd: € 100. Winners of Formal & Short Categories (no theme) €100 each. Other prizes.
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/
Ann Duffy (Open category)
Bailey (Formal, will read all entries))
Hardwick (Short, will read entries)
Ver Poets Open Poetry Competition
Prizes: £600 (1st),
£300 (2nd), £100 (3rd)
for 1 poem, or 3 poems for £10 plus £2 per poem
and selected poems published in The Ver Prize 2017 competition
poems no longer than 30 lines.
Entry form and full
details on website: www.verpoets.co.uk
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Unpublished entries up to 50 lines.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:
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Also £100 for best poem by an unpublished poet.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
The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2017
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
The Frogmore Papers
Full details and Entry
Butt (will read all poems)
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.
Di Placido (will read all poems)
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:
Poetry Prize 2016
Poetry Prize 201 5
Poetry Prize 2014
Poetry Prize 2013
Poetry Prize 2012
Poetry Prize 2011
Poetry Prize 2010 (pdf) Frogmore
Poetry Prize 2009
Poetry Prize 2008 (pdf)
Poetry on the
(later results on Poetry on the Lake website)
Light, 2008 to 2016
Life Poetry Competition, Jan 2012 Swale
Life Poetry Competition, Apr 2012
Poets Open Poetry Competition 2015 (pdf)
Warbey Poetry Prize 2011 (pdf) Virginia
Warbey Poetry Prize 2010 (pdf) Virginia
Warbey Poetry Prize 2009 (pdf)
Warbey Poetry Prize 2008 (pdf)
Warbey Poetry Prize 2007 (pdf) Virginia Warbey Poetry
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)