Cheshire Poets Wanted

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2016 is open for poetry this year – to poets with links to the English county of Cheshire. You are eligible if were born, have lived, or have studied in Cheshire. This includes the Wirral, Warrington and Halton. First prize is £2,000! Closing date is 1 September 2016. More information: http://chester.ac.uk/literatureprize

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(Un)natural Poetry Competition

Joint project between Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Apples and Snakes. http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/naturalness/performance-poetry-collaboration/poetry-competition/
Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 1 November 2015. Open to poets living in the UK. The following is copied and pasted from the website:

We are looking for poems that explore, delve into and reveal the meaning of the words natural, unnatural, nature and similar words in the context of debates about science, technology and medicine.

What do people mean when they say genetic modification is wrong because it’s unnatural, or food that is natural is better for you?

We want to share these poems to engage others in the conversation, so we are looking for poets to perform their work at a public event in London on Monday 30th November 2015. The event will be filmed and shared online.

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2015 Poetry Competition

Another one from the Poetry Library website. It looks like this is not only for UK-based poets (but please do check!). It’s free for children and young people (first poem only, then a small fee – see below) – ages 11 and under, and 12 to 17. Closing Date: 09-Jul-15. All adult submissions have a fee.
Categories: 17 and Under/ 11 and under. Judge: Deryn Rees-Jones. Theme: Any. Prizes: Young People: 12-17: First Prize: £100, Second Prize: £50, Third Prize : £25. Children: (11 and under): First Prize: £25 book token, Second Prize: £15 book token, Third Prize: £10 book token. All winners get a chance to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2015.
First poem free to enter for children and young people than £1.50 for each additional poem.
Contact: For entry and more information see website:http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/

Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 prize! Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

Copied and pasted from the Poetry Library newsletter:
Details:

The £3000 prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African. The prize is for ten poems exactly in order to encourage serious poets. These poems may, however, have been published. Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.
Entry Fee: £0Contact: For full submission details see:
http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/rules
For full details of The Brunel University African Poetry and to see the winning and shortlisted poems: http://www.africanpoetryprize.org/

War Poetry for Today | Closing Date: 27-Nov-14

I found this on the Poetry Library website (http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/competitions/) but the actual competition site is a bit unclear as to whether we are still in time to submit! I hope so…
Theatre Cloud, in conjunction with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and their new UK touring production of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, is making a call out for you to write POETRY ABOUT WAR and BECOME A WAR POET OF TODAY. We want your response to images of war in poetry. We are looking for the war poets of TODAY. 1st prize: £500, 2 runners up will each win £250. All three poems will also receive a public reading of their poem during the last week of Regeneration.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: For more information and to enter the competition go tohttp://theatrecloud.com/education/creative-projects/1000-in-prizes-in-our-war-poetry-for-today-competition. If you have any questions please contactcreativeprojects@theatrecloud.com.