Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
Our 2017 international contest is now open and accepting entries!
1st Prize – £500
2nd Prize – £250
3rd Prize – £100
plus 17 runners-up, specially commended entries
Judge – Kathy Miles
To enter click here
Closing date: Sunday 18th June 2017
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To see the winners of last year’s 10th competition – click here.
Ten Years On – our new anthology
Our second book contains all the winners from the last five years (2012-2016) along with the judges comments by John Evans, Sally Spedding and Eloise Williams.
To buy a copy just click here.
Poems & Pints Night
We’re planning a ‘Poems & Pints’ open mic night at Gartholwg Lifelong Learning Centre on Friday 24th March, KO 7:30pm, all welcome, free entry.
Poets & musicians: Rob Cullen, Cara Cullen, Mari Ellis Dunning, Rhian Elizabeth & Gerhard Kress and more…
For information 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, 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.
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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