The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry 2020

31 October 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The Ginkgo Prize is a major international award for ecopoetry, funded by the Edward Goldsmith Foundation and organised by the Poetry School.

⌈ The Ginkgo prize is an ECOPOETRY prize, we’re looking for poems that engage with the climate crisis, words that will ignite our global conscience. Poems can be any length and follow any form – have a look at previous winners to gauge what we’re after.

This year we’ve partnered with AONB and launched an additional prize. This will be for ‘Best Landscape Poem’, the winner will be awarded £500. ⌋

Poems must be written in the English language.

Poems cannot have been previously published and printed or be entered for any other Prize.

This year’s judges are UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Jade Cuttle.

Entry fees
Submissions are £7 for the first entry. If you’d like to submit multiple poems it will cost £4 for each additional poem.

• 1st prize: £5,000
• 2nd prize: £2,000
• 3rd prize: £1,000

How to enroll
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