Winchester Poetry Prize 2019
celebrating the best in new writing
First Prize: £1,000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250
Judge: Helen Mort
Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems
Closing Date: 31 July 2019
Entries for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2019 are now closed. The winners will be contacted by email or post by Monday 16 September 2019 and the result will be announced at an event in Winchester on Saturday 12 October 2019.
In addition to receiving cash prizes winners will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event
on Saturday 12th October 2019. Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology.
A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.
Winchester Poetry Prize is generously sponsored by:
Best poem by a poet living in Hampshire will receive a special prize.
Kindly donated by Warren & Son
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. Her collections Division Street (2013) and No Map Could Show Them (2016) are both published by Chatto & Windus. Helen was five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Competition, and her work has been shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Helen was Poet in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust from 2010 -11 and a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds from 2014-2016. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.