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The Moth Poetry Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
31 December 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets over 16 for an unpublished poem. Entry fee €15 per poem
Prize: 
First Prize €10,000, three shortlisted poets €1,000

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.  Read more

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
21 October 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets internationally, Entry fee £5/€6/$7 per poem
Prize: 
1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £1,000 and 3rd Prize £500 plus 20 commendeds

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

judged by kathryn maris & pat boran

first prize £2,000
second prize £1,000
third prize £500
plus 20 commendeds

submit via e-mail or post by mon 21 oct 2019

judges will read all poems submitted

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National Poetry Competition 2019

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Closing date: 
31 October 2019
Entry: 
Open internationally to all poets who are 17 or over Entry fee £7 for the first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
Prize: 
First Prize £5,000, Second Prize £2,000, Third Prize £1,000 and 7 Commendations £200

One of the biggest single poem competitions in the world, the National Poetry CompetitionAnnual poetry prize run by the UK-based Poetry Society established in 1978; accepts entries from all over the world; over 10,000 poems submitted each year is open to anyone aged 17 or older. Run by the Poetry Society in the UK, the competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length.

Ten Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven commendations: £200  Read more

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

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Closing date: 
15 September 2019
Entry: 
Open to unpublished poems from poets from all over the world writing in English £7 for the first poem, then £4 for every subsequent poem
Prize: 
First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000, third prize £1,000

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes.

The Prize aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness, gaining insight, and provoking concern for the ecological imperatives of our time.

First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000, and third prize is £1,000.  Read more

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2019

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Closing date: 
2 September 2019
Entry: 
Open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe £5 to submit one poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries
Prize: 
Winners in each category will receive £1000 and both runners up £200

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is excited to launch its 2019 International Poetry Competition to celebrate the power of poetry across the world!

Categories: Open and English as an Additional Language.

Deadline: 2 September 2019 (23:00 BST/22:00 GMT).

£1000 to winners.  Read more

The PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2019

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Closing date: 
16 September 2019
Entry: 
All women poets - only women are eligible - Poetry £10 for up to three poems, Pamphlet £20
Prize: 
Poetry - £2000 (plus optional mentorship and writing retreat) | 2nd: £400 | 3rd: £250 Pamphlet – publication by Seren Books and £200

WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION | JUDGE MALIKA BOOKER  Read more

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

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Closing date: 
31 August 2019
Entry: 
Open to writers across the world Entry fees Short Fiction £13.50, Poetry £9
Prize: 
£1,000 prize money for the Poetry winner and the Short Fiction Winner

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries  Read more

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
28 June 2019
Entry: 
All new writers of Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing Entry fee £6, 2 entries £10 and 3 entries £15
Prize: 
£1,000 for each category

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 is open for submissions in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, and Life Writing. The prize was launched ten years ago to support new writers, with no limits on age, gender, nationality or background. In this birthday year we are excited to announce that we are increasing each prize sum from £300 to £1,000.  Read more

Poetry London Clore Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
1 May 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets for unpublished poems in English Entry fee £7 or £3 for subscribers
Prize: 
1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £2,000, 3rd prize £1,000. Four commendations £500 plus publication in the magazine

Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features. Poetry London launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.  Read more

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 July 2019
Entry: 
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
Prize: 
A wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources including a week-long intensive residential Arvon course

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019 is open!   Read more

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