The Simon Powell Poetry Prize 2018

Entry requirements

The only entry requirement is that each applicant is a GCSE student who has attended Poetry Live! with their school in the academic year 2017/2018.

To enter, a student must submit by post a single poem of not more than 25 lines. Only a poem on paper will be accepted – not an email. It should be accompanied by the following details, which must be on a separate sheet of paper (not on the same sheet as the poem):

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Full address including postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Name of school
  • Name of English teacher who organised the

    Poetry Live! trip

  • Date of the Poetry Live trip

    All entries must be received by Monday 16th April 2018.

    The address is: The Simon Powell Poetry Prize, Poetry Live Ltd., PO Box 29, Denbigh, North Wales, LL16 3YE

    Every entry will be read by the judging panel – all distinguished poets – a shortlist will be drawn up and from this ten will be chosen. The winners will be announced on Monday 4th June 2018.



Simon Powell was always a great champion of new poetry. We run this competition as a tribute to his commitment to poetry and to his encouragement of young people to start writing.