Free Poetry Competitions By. United Press

 

Please read our Rules and Information Before Entering, and please note that we only accept entries from UK residents.

My Secret Wish (Closing Date: 30th September 2015)

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Winter Wonderland (Closing Date: 31st October 2015)

We are looking for entries on the theme of winter in this competition. The winning poem will receive a £25 prize.

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Spring Time (Closing Date: 30th November 2015)

We are looking for entries on the theme of spring time in this competition. The winning poem will receive a £25 prize.

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Local Poem Competition 2015 (Closing Date: 31st December 2015)

We are delighted to invite FREE entries for the UK’s annual contest to find the best LOCAL poem.

The top poem will win £1,000 cash. There’s no age limit and no entry fee.

“The poem can be about something or someone from the poet’s home area,” explained United Press Publications Executive, Julie Embury. “It can be descriptive, historic, romantic, factual, or personal – anything you like, as long as there is a local connection. Winning entries so far have been about towers, a river, village life, and local history.”

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Religious Poem (Closing Date: 31st March 2016)

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Who Should Enter Our Free Poetry Competitions?

Our free poetry competitions are open to any UK resident. Our overall objective with these competitions is to increase the level of interest in poetry and to encourage people to start writing poetry for themselves, so it really doesn’t matter what level you are currently at. The absence of an entry fee makes these competitions totally accessible!

Our main poetry competitions are the annual National Poetry Anthology and Local Poem competitions, both of which carry a £1000 first prize to the overall winner.

You can find details of all our past National Poetry Anthology winners here, and details about our past Local Poem Competition winners here.

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