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Winchester Poetry Prize 2022

Winchester Poetry Prize 2022

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Oct 08 - Oct 08, 2022
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The Winchester Poetry Festival in England invites poets from around the world to enter the Winchester Poetry Prize.

Poems may be on any subject and in any form or style. They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title). Winning and commended poems will be published in a competition anthology.

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  1. First Prize: £1,000
  2. 2nd Prize: £500
  3. 3rd Prize: £250
  4. A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.


  • The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over
  • Poems should not have been submitted for or won another poetry competition at the time of submission.
  • Poems should be in English and must be original
  • Also, the poem should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere
  • Winchester Poetry Festival Trustees, employees or associates, or members of their families, may not enter

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  • Entries may be submitted via email or by post
  • They must be typed and not longer than 40 lines (excluding title)
  • Poems should not be the translated work of another poet.
  • All poems are judged anonymously and should not bear your name, or any other form of identification.
  • Our judge will read all qualifying entries.
  • No person may win more than one cash prize, though more than one poem may feature in the list of Commended and Highly Commended poems.
  • No changes can be made to a poem once it has been submitted.
  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Entry fee:

  • £5 for the first poem, £4 for subsequent poems in a single submission.
  • A number of free entries are available for poets to whom an entry fee would be a barrier.
  • Online entrants can select the option to subsidize fees for other poets under the ‘Pay It Forward’ scheme.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date08 October,2022 to 08 October,2022
Deadline31 July,2022
Open toAll
Organizer Winchester Poetry Festival
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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