National Poetry Competition

The National Poetry Competition

The National Poetry Competition 2021 is now open.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Oct 31, 2021




Writing and Publishing

The 2021 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to all poets worldwide aged 18 or over.


Ten Prizes

First Prize: £5,000
Second Prize: £2,000
Third Prize: £1,000
Commendations: £200


Deadline: 31 October 2021



Fiona Benson • David Constantine
• Rachel Long


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