NEWS, Monday 3rd June:

The Simon Powell Poetry Prize 2024

We have now contacted the ten winners of this year’s competition to inform them of their success. Well done to our winners, but congratulations to everyone who entered the competition.

As our judge Daljit Nagra said,

“There were many insightful poems about the impact of warring nations, the beauty industry and social inequality. I was moved by all the poems about hardship in modern Britain and how our young poets are making do with limited means.

 “I would expect many of the poets in this year’s winning list to go on and become successful poets. What a joy, an honour and a privilege to have judge this year’s prize. Well done to all who entered.”

To everyone who entered, thanks for making this year’s competition such high quality and keep writing.

Once again congratulations to our winners!

Best wishes,

Daniel Powell

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.