Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
The 2019 Contest
The 13th international competition is now open and accepting entries!
This year we shall be offering the following prizes:
1st Prize – £500
2nd Prize – £250
3rd Prize – £100
plus 17 runners up prizes of being published on our website and in a future anthology.
Our judge for 2019 will be Mike Jenkins.
Mike has been at the forefront of Welsh literature for many years, has won numerous awards, is widely published and much in demand for his lively performances and writing workshops.
To ENTER – click here.
Closing date: Sunday 26th May 2019
To keep up to date please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed about closing date, winners and anthologies.
We have just started a ‘news’ page where we hope to share some blog posts with you every few months. It’s early days yet but check them out here. If you have something you’d like to add though just email us to discuss.
We have also just begun to create a Writers of Wales database. This long overdue A to Z resource aims to highlight all the great authors in the country and not just the chosen few.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list just click the link below and we shall let you know when we update the web site, announce winners and launch the next competition. We also offer writing tips, marketing ideas, author quotes, free poems and self publishing news.
Our previous newsletters for the poetry competition and our self publishing company are now combined so you get less email. We usually send one email a month and you can unsubscribe at any time.
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We have two fantastic anthologies available containing all the winning poems from the first ten years of the competition.
Now available direct from us at a special offer price of just £5.99 (free postage).
Available from the publishers for £8.99 plus postage.
If you would be interested in buying a copy and helping to support the competition click here for more details.
Why not check out Publish & Print – a new self-publishing company based in south Wales that offers poets and writers an affordable yet professional service for those wishing to join the self-publishing revolution.
To find out more – click here.
To join our Facebook Group* and post your poems for the world to see and judge, or just chat about poetry or the competition click here.
*Note: You will need your own Facebook account to join in.
To follow Dave Lewis (Organiser) on Twitter**
Tweet @radhiphang **Note: You will need your own Twitter account to join in.
We should remind you that the competition is funded purely by the organisers & entrants and we receive no grants, bursaries or funding from the Arts Council of Wales, Literature Wales, Welsh Books Council, RCTCBC or any other external agencies whatsoever.
If any libraries, writing groups, Facebook groups, Twitter followers, schools, universities, arts organisations, poetry workshops, bookshops, art galleries, councils etc. would like more information please let us know. You can email us or write to us at the usual address. We are more than happy to post out entry forms to you. Also feel free to download copies yourself as it saves us money and more money goes to prizes next year.
To read the rules – click here.