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 long-listed poets will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event at the Winchester Poetry Festival on Saturday 10th October 2020. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.

The competition is open to all entries of original, previously unpublished work.

Judge: Andrew McMillan

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

Closing date: 31st July 2020. 

 For full details please visit the Winchester Poetry Festival website.