The Plough Poetry Prize 2018

     Category:  Poetry
     Deadline:  October 31, 2018  (expired!)
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    The Plough Poetry Prize 2018

    Organised by the Plough Arts Centre and supported by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, The Plough Poetry Prize is now open for its 2018 edition.

    There are two categories:

    Open Poetry Competition
    The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition

    Maximum length, excluding title and any blank lines: Short Poem - 10 lines, Open Poem - 40 lines. Poems must be the original work of the entrant, unpublished, and must not have won a prize in any other competition.

    Each entered poem, including its title, should be typed single-spaced in a standard 10 or 12 point font on one side of a single A4 sheet, with a left margin wide enough for ring binding, and should not bear anything to identify the poet. No fancy/coloured/oversized fonts or images.

    The competition will be judged by Pascale Petit. Copyright remains with the author.

    Entry fee: 5 GBP (approx. 8 USD) per poem.


    Open to anyone worldwide, no age limit.


    • 1st prize 1000 GBP (approx. 1,350 USD) in each category
    • 2nd prize 500 GBP (approx. 675 USD) in each category
    • 3rd prize 250 GBP (approx. 335 USD) in each category

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