Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.

We hope to launch our ninth international competition in the New Year. Our judge in 2015 will be acclaimed writer and poet Sally Spedding.

In 2015 we shall have the following prize money:

1st Prize – £400

2nd Prize – £200

3rd Prize – £100


The closing date for the 2015 competition is: tbc.

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, Twitter followers, 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**


**Note: You will need your own Twitter account to join in.

mailchimp_50_50Mailing 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.

We use MailChimp for our newsletters now but still never give your e-mail address to anyone else.

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. This is a great site, and I’m honoured to be once again part of this truly open and democratic Welsh Poetry Competition which goes from strength to strength.

  2. Great new design, love it. Keep up the good work, a great competition with great judges and some fab winners!

  3. Nice site, improvement on the old one I think. Look forward to this year’s competition and all the wonderful entries.

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