Open to young people across Hampshire in three age categories:

4-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-16 years.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

​POETRY
1st prize in each category
£30 National Book Token
2nd prize in each category
£20 National Book Token

ART
1st prize in each category
£30 voucher for art supplies
2nd prize in each category
£20 voucher for art supplies

200 years ago, John Keats was inspired to write his best–loved poem To Autumn during a visit to Winchester. Now you can be inspired by Keats!

The Winchester Poetry Festival invite you to write a poem or create a picture  celebrating the theme ‘The Seasons in Hampshire’.

An exhibition of entries selected for judging will take place at  City Museum, The Square Winchester, 13 – 29 September 2019.

The winners and runners-up will be announced at an awards ceremony at City Museum on Sunday 29 September.

For details about how to enter visit the  Winchester Poetry Festival website.


Poetry prizes kindly donated in memory of Gordon Ward, former English teacher, Hampshire Education Adviser and lover of poetry.

 In partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust, Heritage Open Days and Visit Winchester.