A prize of £5,000 (approximately $6,350) and publication on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom website is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of £2,000 (approximately $2,540) and a third-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,270) are also given. The winners will also be published in Poetry Review and invited to read at festivals in the United Kingdom. Poems written in English by poets from any country are eligible. Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a £7 (approximately $9) entry fee and £4 (approximately $5) for each additional poem by October 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX, England.