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Ledbury Poetry Competition 2019

     Category:  Poetry
     Deadline:  July 18, 2019  (expired!)
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    Ledbury Poetry Competition 2019

    The international Ledbury Poetry Festival is the UK’s longest and largest poetry festival with ten days packed with poetry readings, slams, family activities, poetry workshops, conversations, events and celebrations.

    Each year they organise a prestigious competition for new poetry in partnership with Ty Newydd the National Writers’ Centre for Wales. It attracts entries from all over the globe.

    There are three categories:

    Adults (18+)
    Young People (12-17)
    Children (under 12)

    All poems must be the original work of the entrant and should not have been previously published, accepted for publication by a magazine, nor entered in other competitions. The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines.

    This year's judge is Daljit Nagra.

    Copyright remains with the author.

    Entry fees:
    • Adults: 5.75 GBP for first poem, 3.50 GBP for each subsequent poem.
    • Children/Young People: First poem free, 1.75 GBP for each subsequent poem.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


    Adult Competition Prizes:
    • First Prize: 1,000 GBP cash and a course at Tŷ Newydd (National Writers’ Centre of Wales)
    • Second Prize: 500 GBP cash
    • Third Prize: 250 GBP cash

    Young Persons’ prizes
    • First Prize: 100 GBP cash
    • Second Prize: 50 GBP cash
    • Third Prize: 25 GBP cash

    Children’s Prizes
    • First Prize: 25 GBP book token
    • Second Prize: 15 GBP book token
    • Third Prize: 10 GBP book token

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