April Ekphrasis Challenge

We have until 30 April 2017 to respond with a poem to this month’s image on the Rattle magazine website Continue reading

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The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2015 for 16-18-year-olds| Closing Date: 27-Feb-15

Again, from the Poetry Library competition listings. Looks like a UK-only comp:

Details:
Competition for 16-18 years of age. Theme: ‘Cells’. Prizes: The first prize is £3,000, with £1,000 and £500 going to the second and third prize- winners. In addition to individual prizes, the students’ schools and colleges also receive cash prizes of £150 and the three prizewinners are eligible for a place on the Tower Poetry Summer School.. Longlisted entrants’ poems are published on the Tower Poetry website. Judges: Ian McMillan, Helen Mort and Peter McDonald. The winners will be announced on Monday 20 April 2015.
Entry Fee: £0Contact: www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize or email info@towerpoetry.org.uk or call 01865 286591.

Black Country Poetry Competition 2014 closes 26th September

Competition run by the Black Country Living Museum (the Black Country is an area in the West Midlands, UK), this free-to-enter competition this year commemorates the anniversary of the start of WWI with the theme of ‘conflict and contemplation’. First prize is £100, plus a family ticket to the Museum. Only one poem per poet. Closing date is soon – 26th September. More information: http://www.bclm.co.uk/learning/annual-prize-poetry-competition/457.htm

Girton College Cambridge free-to-enter Jane Martin Poetry Prize

Jane Martin Poetry Prize opens for 2014

Girton College is delighted to invite entries for the 2014 Jane Martin Poetry Prize. Now in its fourth year, the national prize is a key part of the College’s support for poetry and will be of interest to all those serious about literary excellence.

This year the competition will be judged by John Fuller and Vahni Capildeo, both distinguished scholars and experts in the literary world. The winner will receive a cash prize of £700 and will have an opportunity to give a reading at a celebratory event at Girton College, at which the prize will be awarded. There will also be a second cash prize of £300.

The competition is open until noon on Friday 21st March 2014. Please find the 2014 information pack and entry rules here.

Click here to enter the 2014 Jane Martin Poetry Prize.

http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/news/747-jane-martin-2014