Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 celebrating the best in new writing
First Prize: £1,000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250
Best poem by a Hampshire-based poet: Classic Bauhaus-design Lamy 2000 pen
[Kindly donated by Warren & Son]
Judge: Sarah Howe
Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
Closing Date: 31 July 2017
Winchester Poetry Prize aims to surprise and delight. Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition.
In addition to receiving cash prizes winners will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event at Winchester Poetry Day on Saturday 14th October 2017. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.
A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.
Sarah Howe’s first book, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015), won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia (Tall-lighthouse, 2009), won an Eric Gregory Award. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism. She is currently a Leverhulme Fellow in English at University College London.