The Bridport Prize 2019

Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Bridport Prize international poetry competition 2019 is now open for submissions. Winning and Highly Commended entries will be published in an anthology in October 2019. All winners are invited to the prize-giving event at Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset, UK. The cash prizes: 1st £5,000 / 2nd £1,000 / 3rd £500 plus ten Highly Commended awards of £100


- Poems of up to 42 lines on any theme are welcomed from writers aged 16+.

- The submitted work must be unpublished and not have previously been placed or won a cash prize.

- The award is judged anonymously.

Entry fee: £9 per poem (increasing to £10 from 1st Jan 2019). Enter online at or download a postal entry form at