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2021 Open Poetry Competition

Owen Sheers is our 2021 Open Poetry Judge

Author, poet and playwright, Owen Sheers has won the Somerset Maugham and Wilfred Owen Poetry Awards and has twice been the recipient of the Wales Book of the Year. His BAFTA-nominated film-poem The Green Hollow won three BAFTA Cymru awards, including Best Writer. Owen is Professor in Creativity at Swansea University and has been a Writer in Residence for the Wordsworth Trust and the Welsh Rugby Union.

We are delighted to announce that the 1st prize in our International Open Poetry Competition will again this year be £1000! Second and third prizes will also remain at £500 and £250 respectively. Plus an opportunity to win a Local Prize of £100.

Entries to the Open Poetry Competition must not be longer than 35 lines. The poems can be about any subject, and must be anonymous.

Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully to ensure you entry is accepted.