Voices for Maggie

This poetry competition is to raise awareness of Maggie’s cancer support centre in Nottingham. Posthumous entries are also welcomed, from a family member of the poet.

  • Our competition is open to all poets who live in the UK.
  • Entry is free, but a small donation to Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham for those who can afford it, is greatly appreciated.
  • All poems must be submitted by 12pm on 30th September 2019.

Full details here.

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2015 Camden/Lumen Poetry Competition

I’m breaking my own rules, with a competition that has an entry fee – proceeds to Homeless Cold Weather Shelters. I found this on the Poetry Library website (http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/competitions/). Closing Date: 14-Feb-15
Details: Judge:George Szirtes. Prize: 50 free copies of a perfect bound small collection of your poems plus a reading. Poems up to 40 lines. Poetry must not be previously published. No entry form is necessary. Entry Fee: £2.50 for single poems, 6 poems £10
Contact: Please make out cheques to Caris Camden and send to Ruth O’Callaghan, 49 Ripley Gardens, Mortlake, London SW14 8HF

Ideas Tap Quarterly Competition

You have to be a member of the fantastic Ideas Tap site to enter this competition – but it’s free to join, and well worth doing. As well as frequent poetry opportunities offered by third parties, the site has its own, quarterly competition, across disciplines. (Don’t forget, however, that once you have posted your poems on the Ideas Tap site, they will not be considered ‘unpublished’ by most competition administrators, so you may find you can’t send them elsewhere.) I suspect it’s only worth joining the site/community if you are UK-based, as most of the opportunities are based in the UK. But I don’t know for sure…
The following info is copied and pasted from the Ideas Tap site: As always, the quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes for each category (audio/video, writing and visual art/photographs). http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Editors-brief-family-041214#Overview