The contest is organised by the Live Canon Enseble. Poems must be written in the English language.Poems can be of any length. Poems must not have been previously published. Poet Lorraine Mariner heads the judging panel.
There is an entry fee of £6 for a single poem, £15 for three poems and £20 for five poems.
The overall winner will be awarded a £1,000 prize.
There is also a £100 prize for the highest placed entry by a local writer, living working or studying in the London Borough of Greenwich.
25 shortlisted poems will be published in 2016 prize anthology, and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble at prize giving event at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday 20th November 2016.