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The Winchester Poetry Prize 2020

31 July 2020

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

The Winchester Poetry Prize is an annual competition organised 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 Andrew McMillan.

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

• 1st Prize: £1,000
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250

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

Competition website
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