The deadline for the competition is midnight on Sunday, 31 July so you have just under three weeks to send in your poems. This is a fantastic opportunity to win a generous cash prize, read at a special prize-giving event at Winchester Poetry Festival on Sunday 9 October 2016, and be published in a competition anthology to be launched at the festival.
Winchester Poetry Festival is a biannual event and this is the first year of the prize so it will be a really special occasion to be involved in. The entry fee is £5 for your first poem and £4 for each subsequent poem.
First Prize: £1000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250
All entries will be read by judge Mimi Khalvati.
Winning and Commended poems will be published in the anthology.
Wishing you good writing and good luck!