Deadline: July 31, 2023

Entry fee: £6

About the competition

Winchester Poetry Prize 2023 opens midday on Mon 3rd April​.

  • First Prize: £1,000
  • 2nd Prize: £500
  • 3rd Prize: £250

A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.

  • ​​Judge: Zaffar Kunial
  • ​Entry fee: £6 for first poem, £5 for subsequent poems
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2023 (11:59pm)

​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.

Competition guidelines

  • Attach your poem/s to your submission email as a Word Document
  • In your submission email, please include: 
  • Your name,  address and telephone number
  • A list of the titles of the poems submittedwhere you heard about the competition
  • The name on the Paypal account used/your PayPal transaction reference number
  •  If you are entering under, or contributing to, our Pay It Forward scheme
  • Read the full guideline and submit an entry here.

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