Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
Details of the 8th international Welsh Poetry Competition will appear here in the New Year, so please call back then. We hope to announce our judge for 2014 by Christmas.
The 2013 Competition
1st Prize – Rations by Josie Turner
2nd Prize – Sleep is Mending by David Oprava
3rd Prize – The Moneychanger and his Wife by Gill
To see the full list of results, specially commended entries and read the poems from this years competition click here.
Thank you to all those who entered we enjoyed reading your entries.
Once again we've had entries from Wales, the UK and all over the world which clearly cements our place in the international poetry competition calendar.
Thank you to all those who entered, we look forward to reading your entries. We rely on them to keep the competition going as we do not receive any grants, bursaries or monies of any kind from any arts establishment in Wales. We are purely self-funded and therefore completely independent and fair. We have just one aim - to reward good writers!
If any libraries, writing groups, Facebook groups, schools, universities, arts
organisations, poetry workshops, bookshops, art galleries,
councils etc. would like more information please let us know.
e-mail us or write to us at the usual address.
The First Five Years anthology with over
competition winners in is now available
direct from us or via
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interested in buying one and helping to support the competition
click here for more details.
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