The Winchester Poetry Prize

31st July 2019

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

The Winchester Poetry Prize is an annual competition organized by Winchester Poetry Festival.

Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title)

Poems should be in English, must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online), should not have won another poetry competition or be the translated work of another poet.

This year’s judge is Helen Mort.

Entry fees
£5 for first poem
£4 for subsequent poems

• 1st Prize: £1,000
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250
• There is also a prize for the best poem by a Hampshire-based poet.

Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.

Please visit to learn more about the competition.

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