Sussex Poetry Competition and Festival

The Sussex Poetry Competition and Festival is open to all writers with links to Sussex, who are aged 16 or over.

There’s also a separate category open to full-time students, which is free to enter.

Closing date: 24th October, 2021.

Entry fee: £6 for first entry, £4 each after that.

Free for students.


Open Competition
1ST PRIZE – £1000
2ND PRIZE – £250
3RD PRIZE – Work – Write – Live Creative Writing Course donated by the University of Brighton worth £250.

Student Competition
1ST PRIZE – £150
TWO PRIZES of £25 for poems considered highly commended by the judge.

Full details here.

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