Welcome to the Welsh Poetry Competition web site.
The 2016 Competition
1st Prize – Blackfish by Tarquin Landseer (London)
2nd Prize – Shattering-earth 2016 by Paul Hawkes (Aberteifi)
3rd Prize – Birth by Diana Sanders (Corwen)
More details – click here.
This year we’ve once again had entries from Wales, the UK and all over the world which once again cements our place in the international poetry competition calendar. As well as the 20 winners we have also decided to name an additional 20 that were also worthy of special mention.
Thank you to all those who entered. We rely on you to keep the competition going as we do not receive any funding from any arts establishment in Wales, even though we are the biggest and best competition here. We are purely self-funded and therefore completely independent and fair. We have just one aim – to reward good writers!
In the autumn we hope to publish a Winners Anthology with all previous competition winners featured, more details to follow.
To see past winners – 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.
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.
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