We are delighted that Imtiaz Dharker has agreed to judge this year’s Poetry Competition. Unlike other poetry competitions, there is no sifting process – Imtiaz will read each and every poem.
Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film – maker. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, recipient of the Cholmondeley Award and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her most recent collection is Over the Moon (Bloodaxe). With Poetry Live! she reads to over 25,000 students a year.
First Prize: £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales. www.tynewydd.org
Second Prize: £500 Third Prize: £250
Young Person’s prizes
First Prize: £100 cash
Second Prize: £50
Third Prize: £25
First Prize: £25 book token
Second Prize: £15 book token
Third Prize: £10 book token
All winners get to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017 – if abroad there is the possibility of Skyping at the winners’ event
To enter, go to http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/
This page will also hold details of last year’s winners – do read!