Below is a list of UK poetry competitions, organised by the date of their submission deadline.
If you are running a competition which you would like to be added to the list, please email the details to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Poetry Competition 2019
- First Prize: £5000
- Second Prize: £2000
- Third Prize: £1000
- Seven commendations: £200
Enter online at npc.poetrysociety.org.uk
DEADLINE: 31 October 2019
Is Royalty Relevant? Poetry Competition
Task: Write a poem about the relevance of royal families in today’s society. You can write about any aspect of royalty: their role, actions, dress sense, sense of duty, scandals, economic relevance, artistic or sporting interests, their dogs and other pets or even their handbag (what’s in it?). You can be a royalist or staunch republican, that’s all fine, as long as, we are moved, excited, amused, annoyed or inspired by your poem.
Prize: £200 and publication in the Holland Park Press website
Length: 50 lines or less
Entry fee: none
Eligibility: poems written in English by writers over 18 from any country
To submit: email your poem as a Word, Text or PDF attachment to submissions@
Organizer: Holland Park Press
Complete guidelines are available here.