GUERNSEY INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2023

15th Jan
12am

The Guernsey Literary Festival presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers.

Winning entries will be displayed

  • on Guernsey buses
  • a smaller selection will take part in a second, larger display at Guernsey Airport, then all over the islands

Your poem could be on show in 2023. The Guernsey Literary Festival, together with Guernsey Arts, presents a competition that could deliver your work to thousands of readers.

Winning entries are selected in two phases: 21 poems will be chosen, and 9 of these will take part in a second, larger display, first at Guernsey Airport, then all over the island.

Entries must be no longer than 14 lines and must fit on a single A4 page.

Closing date: 15th January 2023

Categories & Prizes

OPEN POETRY
Ages 18 and over*
Entries £4 per poem or enter 3 poems for £10
1st prize £1000
2nd place £500
3rd place £250

CHANNEL ISLANDS’ POETRY
Ages 18 and over, born or resident* in the Channel Islands
Entries £4 per poem or enter 3 poems for £10
1st prize £250
2nd place £50
3rd place £30

YOUNG PEOPLE’S POETRY
Aged 11-17*
Entry free
1st prize £250
2nd place £50
3rd place £30

Judge Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland. She is the author of – among other books – The Adoption Papers, which won the Forward Prize, Red Dust Road, winner of the Scottish Book of the Year Award, Trumpet, and the Costa-shortlisted Fiere. She is a former Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Filter judge Candy Neubert is a poetry reader for the Bridport Prize. Her last two poetry collections, Channel and Island were partly inspired by Guernsey.

 

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