The competition is part of the Winchester Poetry Festival in England.
Poets from around the world are welcome to submit poems on any subject, in any form or style. Poems must be written in English and be no more than 40 lines.
Poems must be the entrant’s own work and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (including online).
A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.
Judge: Zaffar Kunial
The longlist will be announced in mid September and we will announce the winners live at Winchester Poetry Festival on Sunday 15 October 2023.
Winning and commended poems will be published in a competition anthology that will be available on the day.
• 1st Prize: £1,000
• 2nd Prize: £500
• 3rd Prize: £250