25 March 2023
Who may enter?
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or above.
The Ginkgo Prize is an international award for poems embracing ecological themes. The Prize is funded by the Edward Goldsmith Foundation. The organizer is Poetry School in London.
Poems can be any length and follow any form. They don’t need to address a specific theme, but should in some way – thematically, structurally, linguistically or formally – investigate ecology, the environment, or the relationship between human culture and the natural world. Have a look at previous winners to see what found favour with last year’s judges: https://ginkgoprize.com/poems
Poems must be written in the English language, translations are not eligible.
Poems cannot have been previously published and printed or be entered for any other prize.
This year’s judges are Linda Gregerson, Seán Hewitt and Karen McCarthy Woolf.
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?
For further information visit the official competition website.