Deadline 12th September
1st Prize £1000
A reminder that you have two weeks left to get your entries in for the 2016 Poetry Competition. Previous winners include Andrew McMillan, Tessa Foley, Kirsten Irving, Inua Ellams and Lesley Saunders.
25 shortlisted poems will be published in our 2016 prize anthology, and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble at our prize giving event at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday 20th November 2016. We are absolutely honoured that Lorraine Mariner has agreed to be our guest judge this year.
The overall winner will be announced at the event and receive £1000. There is also a £100 prize for the highest placed entry by a local writer, living working or studying in the London Borough of Greenwich.
There is an entry fee of £6 for a single poem, £15 for three poems and £20 for five poems. This goes towards the cost of running the competition, publishing the anthology and any excess goes to our fundraising campaign for workshops with young people in schools and libraries.
Entering online is easy via our website:
Or if you would prefer to enter by post, we have attached an entry form.
Here, you can watch Eva Traynor perform Lesley Saunders’ poem ‘Asylum’, which won the 2015 competition, chosen by Guest udge, Barney Norris