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Entries are now open for the AUB International Poetry Prize 2022
The competition, with its theme of ‘Choice’ is open to writers over the age of 16 from any part of the world and will judged by award-winning poet Glyn Maxwell. An impressive prize of £500 is due to be awarded to the best entry, with two runner-up prizes and ten Highly Commended places up for grabs. Not only that, but all longlisted entries will be published in a celebratory digital anthology. See below for last year’s anthology designed by AUB Graphic Design student Chiara Causer and edited by poet and Creative Writing lecturer Dr Natalie Scott.
The competition’s theme encourages writers to express their thoughts and feelings in a way that doesn’t restrict them to a particular topic or approach. Entrants can choose to write in any form or style of poem in response to the theme, which can be interpreted in any way they like. Whether it’s sharing a personal experience of choice or observing it in the wider world, from making important life-choices to choosing from a café menu, we’re looking forward to seeing a variety of creative approaches.
1st Prize of £500
2 runner-up prizes of £50
10 awards of Highly Commended
All longlisted poems to be published in a celebratory digital anthology
Entry fee: £5 for first poem and £3 for subsequent poems up to a maximum of 10 poems*
Deadline for Entries: Friday 1 July 2022, 23:59 (BST) / 22:59 (GMT)
*50 free entries (one poem per person) are available to writers who might not otherwise be able to participate in the competition. To register your expression of interest in one of these free entries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 April 2022.
Entrants are required to pay online. They will receive a sales notification email which they must forward, along with the attached completed entry form and poems (each poem as a separate attachment), to email@example.com. Submission via any other means (e.g. in hard copy by post) will not be accepted.
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 years+ from anywhere in the world
Please read the full terms and conditions before entering the competition.
We look forward to receiving your entries