Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.

The winners of the 2014 competition were announced on 23rd July 2014 at a prize-giving ceremony @ Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd.

1st Prize – The Pain Game by Kathy Miles

2nd Prize – albatross by Robert Marsland

3rd Prize – Remembrance: All Hallows by Eluned Rees

Kathy Miles wins Welsh Poetry Competition 2014
  Winner - Kathy Miles & judge John Evans

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.

A press release with a list of winners has also been sent to the local and national press, numerous magazines, libraries, writing groups and Literature Wales.

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.

Poets enjoying a joke, 2014
  Guests at the 8th prize giving event, Pontypridd

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.

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.


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