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 longlisted poets will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event in 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The competition is open to all entries of original, previously unpublished work.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: Jo Bell

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

Contact: For full details see the Winchester Poetry Festival website.

There is a Pay-it-Forward scheme to support poets on low incomes.

Closing date: 31st July 2022