Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
The 2019 Contest
The 13th international competition will open in Feb/March 2019. Our contest is closed at the moment but we will be announcing our judge for 2019 before Christmas so please call back or sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed.
We have just started a ‘news’ page where we hope to share some blog posts with you every month or so. It’s early days yet but check them out here. If you have something you’d like to add though just email us to discuss.
Winners of our 2018 competition are as follows:
1st Prize Prayer To A Jacaranda by Judy Durrant (Victoria, Australia)
2nd Prize Heft – David J Costello (Wirral, Merseyside)
3rd Prize The Mole – Jean James (Mayals, Swansea)
As well as the winners above we also have 17 ‘highly commended’ as well as 34 ‘mentioned in dispatches’.
To see more and read the judge’s comments – click here.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list just click the link below and we shall let you know when we update the web site, announce winners and launch the next competition. We also offer writing tips, marketing ideas, author quotes, free poems and self publishing news.
Our previous newsletters for the poetry competition and our self publishing company are now combined so you get less email. We usually send one email a month and you can unsubscribe at any time.
International Welsh Poetry Competition uses MailChimp for our newsletters, they are GDPR compliant and we never give your e-mail address to anyone else.
We have two fantastic anthologies available containing all the winning poems from the first ten years of the competition.
Now available direct from us at a special offer price of just £5.99 (free postage).
Available from the publishers for £8.99 plus postage.
If you would be interested in buying a copy and helping to support the competition click here for more details.
Why not check out Publish & Print – a new self-publishing company based in south Wales that offers poets and writers an affordable yet professional service for those wishing to join the self-publishing revolution.
To find out more – click here.
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 Dave Lewis (Organiser) on Twitter**
Tweet @radhiphang **Note: You will need your own Twitter account to join in.
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, Welsh Books Council, 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.