FIRST PRIZE: £1000, SECOND PRIZE: £500, THIRD PRIZE: £250 There is also a prize for the best poem by a Hampshire-based poet.

In addition to receiving cash prizes winners and long-listed poets will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event in Winchester in October 2019. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.

The competition is open to all entries of original, previously unpublished work. Full rules here.

Poems can be entered by post or online.

Line limit: 40 lines

Judge: Helen Mort

Entry Fee: £5.00 for the first poem and £4.00 for each subsequent poem.

Contact: For full details, visit the website.

Please note new address: Winchester Poetry Festival, c/o Faculty of Arts, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR