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2010 National and Arvon Poetry Competitions

10/05/2010

Here’s some competition news, by way of public service blog announcement.

This year’s National Poetry Competition is already open for entries. The judges this year are the estimable George Szirtes, Deryn Rees-Jones and Sinéad Morrissey. The prizes are: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third and seven commendations of £100. The deadline is 31 October and you can enter online or download an entry form and enter by post. If I can get my act together, I might give it a shot again this year!

Another competition well worth considering is the Arvon, which runs every two years. This year, chair of the judges will be Carol Ann Duffy. The first prize has increased from £5000 to £7,500, making it one of the largest available for a single poem, apparently and certainly getting ahead of the National. Entries open in a few days’ time on 13 May, when more information will be available on the Arvon website.

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