2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition

Deadline: Fri 14 Mar 2014. The 2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition is now open for entries, judged Lemn Sissay and Rhian Edwards. 

The Cardiff International Poetry Competition offers one of the largest monetary prizes for a poetry competition of its kind. First prize is £5000. Additional prizes are £500 for second place, £250 for third and five runners-up receive £50 each. All entries to the competition will be judged anonymously, so this is a great opportunity to have your poetry judged on its own merits.

The hard task of judging this year’s competition will be down to multi award-winning poets Lemn Sissay and Rhian Edwards, with Welsh poet Samantha Wynne Rhydderch returning as filter judge.

If you think you have what it takes to delight the judges and get your hands on the top prize of £5,000, then send us your poems now.  Just make sure your poem is no longer than 50 lines long, is unpublished, in English and is not a translation of another author’s work. Send it, along with your entry form and payment, to Literature Wales.

Entry fee: £7.00 per poem
Closing date: Friday 14 March 2014
For more information and to download an entry form, visitwww.literaturewales.org/cipc/

To receive an entry form through the post send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: Literature Wales, CIPC14 Entry Form, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5FL.