The Simon Powell Poetry Prize 2023

 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 2023/2024.

To enter, a student must submit by post a single poem. 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
  • Your school year
  • Full address including postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Name of school
  • Name of English teacher who organised the Poetry Live trip
  • Date/Place of the Poetry Live trip

All entries must be received by Thursday 18th April 2024. 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 3rd June 2024.

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.