The National Poetry Competition

Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 00:00 to 23:59

The National Poetry Competition 2021 is now open.

The 2021 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone 18 or over.

Ten Prizes
First Prize: £5,000
Second Prize: £2,000
Third Prize: £1,000
Commendations: £200

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Fiona Benson • David Constantine • Rachel Long

2021 competition artwork by Whooli Chen.

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