Submissions start – 21 June 2021
Submissions close – 20 September 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over. International entries are welcome.
The contest is organised by the Poetry Centre of Oxford Brookes University.
There are two categories:
• English as an Additional Language (EAL) – open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language. 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.
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.
Entries must not have been published in print, on websites, public areas of social networking sites, broadcast, have featured among the winners of another competition or be submitted elsewhere for consideration.
This year’s judge is Will Harris.
The first three poems submitted cost £5 per poem. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem up to a maximum 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.
How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.