31st July 2018
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.
Winchester Poetry Prize aims to surprise and delight. Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition. This year we are very pleased to welcome Liz Berry as a our judge.
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.
£5 for first poem
£4 for subsequent poems
• 1st Prize: £1,000
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250
Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.