Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
Congratulations to Mick Evans who won this year’s 9th competition!
1st Prize – Map makers, by Mick Evans
2nd Prize – Mother Ireland, by Barry Norris
3rd Prize – Road to Liberty, by Danielle Hope
To see the full list of winners, read the poems and see judges comments please click here.
Our judge this year is acclaimed writer and poet Sally Spedding.
To see past winners – click here.
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 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.
The First Five Years anthology with over 100 previous competition winners in is now available direct from us or via Amazon. If you would be interested in buying one and helping to support the competition click here for more details.
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