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Deadline: 6 August 2018
Open to: all poets aged 18 years and over
Award: the winners of each category will receive GBP 1000 and both runners up GBP 200


The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to launch its 2018 International Poetry Competition to celebrate the power of poetry across the world!

The contest is organized by the Poetry Centre of Oxford Brookes Univeristy.


The competition is open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe and has two categories:

  • Open category (open to all poets aged 18 years and over);
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) category (open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language).


The winners of each category will receive GBP 1000 and both runners up GBP 200.


  • The first three poems submitted cost GBP 5 per poem;
  • Subsequent entries in the same submission costGBP 4 per poem up to a total of ten poems.

Entrants may submit a maximum of ten poems, following the instructions in the Oxford Brookes Shop. All entries must be unpublished work. Please read the full competition criteria and terms and conditions before entering.

There are two steps to entering the competition:

  1. Please visit the Brookes Shop and click on ‘Book Event’. Then you can register as a new customer and pay for your entry/entries.
  2. Once you have paid, please e-mail your poems to

You will receive an automatic e-mail in response, confirming that we have received your poem/s. Please note that there is no entry form for this competition. The Poetry Centre will match the details you submit via the Shop with your e-mailed poems.

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