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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply
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    The Elmet Trust - The Elmet Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, Second prize - Weekend retreat at Ted's House, Mythrolmroyd, Third prize - £50
    Entry fee: £5 per person
    Judges: Lucy Burnett

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:11:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - Young People's Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First prize in each category - £100, Runners up - £50
    Entry fee: Free.
    Judges: Katrina Naomi

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/16/2014 7:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

    Closing date: 25th July,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, an invitation to read at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: None stated.
    A first full poetry book collection published between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrust.org
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org/aldeburgh-first-collection-prize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition 2014

    Judge: Andrew Motion. Prizes: £500, £200 and £100. Poems should show imagination, skill and originality. They may be on any subject. They must not exceed 40 lines in length.
    Entry Fee: £5
    Closing Date: 31st July 2014

    Contact: For full details and online entry visit: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk or phone 01749 678411

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    Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014

    Poetry competition open to 11-17-year-olds from all over the world writing in English, with whatever level of experience. Judges: Grace Nichols and Simon Barraclough. The top 15 winning poets will have their poems published in an anthology in March 2015, which will be sent out to more than 22,000 people worldwide, making it one of the largest circulated poetry anthologies in the world. The top 15 poets will attend a week-long residential creative writing course at the prestigious Hurst Arvon centre in Shropshire, where they will be tutored by this year's judges, or receive a visit to their school from a professional poet, followed by one to one and distance mentoring (age dependent) . The 85 Commended Winners will receive book prizes and a year's Youth Membership of the Poetry Society
    Entry Fee: £0
    Closing Date: 31st July 2014

    Contact: Full details about entry can be found online: www.foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    The theme is 'a sense of place' and our aim is to encourage children aged 10 to 13 years to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry. The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children's Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition. The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
    Entry Fee: £0
    Closing Date: 31th July 2014

    Contact: An online entry form can be found at www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Bradford on Avon Arts Festival 2014 Poems-on-a-Beermat Competition

    Entries are invited for an Open Poetry Competition on the theme of Light - closing date July 30th 2014. There will be a prize of £200 for the best poem submitted, with discretionary second and third place awards of £50 and £25 if the quality of entries merits them. Ten short-listed poems will be printed on to beermats and placed in pubs in Bradford on Avon and surrounding villages for the duration of the 2014 Bradford on Avon Arts Festival (September 1st-20th) . Poems must therefore be short - there is a strict limit of 12 lines. All shortlisted poets will receive 25 beermats printed with their own poem and name. The adjudicator of the competition will be poet Martin Malone.
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems
    Closing Date: 30th July 2014

    Contact: Please send your entries together with your entry fee (details) and full contact details to: Dawn Gorman, ABR House, Prospect Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8QA.
    For more details about Bradford on Avon Arts Festival, go to www.BoaArtsFestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:24:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Poetry Prize

    The prizes will be awarded by Lucy Burnett on Saturday 25 October at the The Ted Hughes Festival 2014 in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. First prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank. Second Prize - a week's writing retreat at Ted's House, Mytholmroyd. Runners up - £50. Judge - Lucy Burnett.
    Entry Fee: £5
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Conor O'Loughlin - conor.oloughlin@hotmail.co.uk Anna Turner - annabama@hotmail.co.uk Kathleen McGrath -
    kathleenmcgrath@hotmail.com TET email - theelmettrust@outlook.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2014


    Judges: Susheila Nasta MBE, Inua Ellams, Bidisha and Monique Roffey. Open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. Submissions invited in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply. £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.
    Entry Fee: £6 if entering one category, £10 for two and £15 for three categories.
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Return entries to: Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Open University in London,1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP. For entry forms and full terms and conditions: www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetrywivenhoe Poetry Competition 2014

    For original poems in English of no more than 50 lines. Prizes: First Prize £200, Second Prize £100, Third Prize £50. Judge: Roger Caldwell.
    Entry Fee: £3 per poem
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Entries should be sent to: poetrywivenhoe Poetry Competition,96 Ernest Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex CO7 9LJ
    More information, full terms and conditions and entry forms: http://poetrywivenhoe.org/?page_id=29

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