All winners of the current competition will be announced on this page with links to all our previous poetry competition winners, specially commended entries and judge’s comments below.

Our 2024 contest is now open to entries so get those poems in for your chance to win a cash prize and get published in our next anthology!

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Scratching The Surface, poetry by Dave Lewis

Past Winners

Winners, 2007

Our first contest – 2007!
Photograph by Andrew Davies, 2007

To see lists of previous winners and read some of the winning poems, plus the judges’ comments use the links below:

The 2023 Competition

The 2022 Competition

The 2021 Competition

The 2020 Competition

The 2019 Competition

The 2018 Competition

The 2017 Competition

The 2016 Competition

The 2015 Competition

The 2014 Competition

The 2013 Competition

The 2012 Competition

The 2011 Competition

The 2010 Competition

The 2009 Competition

The 2008 Competition

The 2007 Competition

See also our links page for details of other poetry web sites in Wales and beyond.


  1. I personally loved the third ‘The Foundling Mother’s List of Pain’, the bond between the Mother and their child even when they are apart. The 2nd is too political for me and there is ignorance from both sides, it just hurts me too much, and frustrates me. The first is a great ekphrastic poem, though a little complicated for me.

  2. Can I by an anthology of this year’s winning poems, if so, please provide me with an address I can write to and order one.

  3. This is awesome! Loved reading.

    However , I still don’t know if my poem went through or not I didn’t get any confirmation from anyone.

  4. It has been really interesting to read the judge’s comments. As I have not made the list of near-misses I shall keep trying!

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