2nd September 2019
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over. International entries are welcome.
The contest is organized by the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre.
There are two categories:
• English as an Additional Language (EAL). To be eligible for the EAL category entrants must confirm that English is not their first language when they pay their entry fee online
• Open category – open to all poets aged 18 years and over
Entrants may enter up to a maximum of ten poems. Poems must be written primarily in English, though a few words or phrases in another language or languages can be included. Entries can be on any subject.
Jackie Kay is the judge of the 2019 competition.
The first three poems submitted cost £5 per poem. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem up to a total of ten poems.
The winner of the Open category will receive a prize of £1,000. The runner-up (second-placed poem) will receive a prize of £200.
The winner of the EAL category will receive a prize of £1,000. The runner-up will receive a prize of £200.
Please visit https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/ to learn more about the competition.