Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.

Our much awaited eight international poetry competition is now open and accepting entries!

This year we have the following prize money:

1st Prize - £400

2nd Prize - £200

3rd Prize - £100

The closing date for the 2014 competition is: Sunday, 15th June 2014.

We are delighted to announce that Welsh writer and poet John Evans will judge the 2014 competition.

To enter click here, to read about our judge click here, to read our rules click here and to see last years' winners and a full list of results from the 2013 competition click here.

Enter Online via PayPal - click here.

Once again 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, schools, universities, arts organisations, poetry workshops, bookshops, art galleries, councils etc. would like more information please let us know. You can e-mail 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.

Thank you



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.


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 us on Twitter**


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Mailing list

If you would like to be added to our mailing list just send us an e-mail and we shall let you know when we update the web site, announce winners and launch the next competition.

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Brecon Beacons