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Winchester Poetry Prize 2019

     Category:  Poetry
     Deadline:  July 31, 2019  (expired!)
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    Winchester Poetry Prize 2019

    Organised by Winchester Poetry Festival, the Winchester Poetry Prize aims to surprise and delight. Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition.

    Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. They must be typed and no longer than 40 lines (excluding title).

    Poems should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition or be the translated work of another poet.

    Helen Mort will be the judge for this year.

    Entry fees: 5 GBP for first poem, 4 GBP for subsequent poems.


    Open worldwide to anyone aged 16 or over.


    • 1st Prize: 1,000 GBP (approx. 1,325 USD)
    • 2nd Prize: 500 GBP
    • 3rd Prize: 250 GBP

    In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event at the Winchester Poetry Festival on Saturday 12th October 2019. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology. A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.

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