National Poetry Competition 2022


About The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is a charity that exists to connect people of all ages to the transformative power of poetry. We rely on a mixture of public funds, income from trust and foundations, membership fees and donations in order to deliver a wide programme of activity that includes a huge amount of educational outreach work, publishing The Poetry Review, working directly with our members and Stanzas, running The Poetry Cafe and advocating for poets and poetry in public life. 

National Poetry Competition 2022,The judges this year are Fiona BensonDavid Constantine and Rachel Long, and they are looking forward to reading your submissions.

The Poetry Society are commissioning brand new writing resources from previous winners and judges of the competition to get you in the National Poetry Competition mood. These will be posted on The Poetry Society’s website throughout the duration of the competition – look out for mentions of them on social media and in e-bulletins.

Please familiarise yourself with the rules of entry before submitting your poems. If you have any questions about the entry process, check the FAQs page to see if the answer is there.

Check out new resources exploring poetry and science at In this video, Janice, English Lead at West Hill Primary School, tells us about using the resources in the classroom. Resources cover a range of topics exploring how the universe is connected, including earth and space, symbiosis and ecosystems, the human body, and the climate crisis. They are freely available to download and are signposted for different key stages.


National Poetry Competition 2022,The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome.


The prize is mentorship from a leading poet, who will also judge the Award.


Deadline: 31 October 2022
Open to: anyone aged 18 or over
Benefits: mentorship from a leading poet

During these unpredictable times, it is strongly encouraged that you submit your poems via the National Poetry Competition website. If you are unable to do so for whatever reason, please write to [email protected]

For further information, please visit the official website.

Mark Griffith

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