Winchester Poetry Prize aims to surprise and delight. Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition. This year they are very pleased to welcome Liz Berry as a our judge.
The competition is open to all entries of original, previously unpublished work for anyone aged 16 or over. Entrants do not need to be a resident of the UK. The entry fee is £5 for first poem and £4 for subsequent poems in a single submission. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.
FIRST PRIZE: £1000, SECOND PRIZE: £500, THIRD PRIZE: £250 There is also a prize for the best poem by a Hampshire-based poet.
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 6th October 2018. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.