31 July 2021
Who may enter
You must be aged between 11-17 years old on the date of the deadline 31 July 2021.
Entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world.
The competition is organised by the Poetry Society.
The competition welcomes poems on any theme and any length. Entries must be written in English.
Poems must be the original work of the author and cannot have been published anywhere.
The competition is free to enter.
The top 15 winners will have their poems printed in the winners’ print anthology, 25,000 copies of which are distributed to school, libraries and poetry enthusiasts.
The top 15 winners will be invited to attend a life-changing residential writing course at one of the prestigious Arvon Centres, or receive alternative sustained mentoring from a professional poet.
The 85 commended poets will have their work published in an online anthology and their names in the print anthology.
Find here more information about the prizes.
For further information visit the official competition website.