National Poetry Competition 2019

Deadline: 31 October 2019
Open to: anyone aged 17 or older
Awards: cash prizes worth USD 5,000, USD 2.000, USD 1.000


One of the biggest single poem competitions in the world, the National Poetry Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or older.


  • The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or older. International entries are welcome;
  • The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length;
  • Entries must be written in English;
  • Entries can be on any subject;
  • Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 March 2020.

The first poem submitted costs GBP 7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost GBP 4 per poem.


  • 1st prize: GBP 5.000
  • 2nd prize:GBP 2.000
  • 3rd prize: GBP 1.000
  • seven commendations of GBP 200.

How to apply?  

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.