Competitions are now closed
The International Competitions are an integral part of the Wells Festival of Literature, with entries increasing every year, and submissions arriving from all over the world.
Our International Competitions will open on 1 April 2021, closing at midnight on 30 June 2021. Prizes for all four competitions will be presented on Monday 18 October 2021 during the Festival.
Poetry Reading and Prize Giving
The Poetry Reading for both the Young Poets and Open Poetry takes place immediately before the Prize Giving for all four categories. This special occasion is one of the highlights of the Festival when, for the first time, the winning writers are revealed and rewarded.