Two local competitions have been brought to our attention. The first is the Ripley Poetry Prize where entries are invited on any of the following three themes – Soul, Fragment, Manifesting.
The submission deadline is May 20th. and the prize is £100. The judges are Fellows of The Royal Society of Arts.
The second competition is the Penge Poetry Competition, closing date June 3rd. poems up to 20 lines on any subject. Contestants must have a London postcode. The judge is Giles de la Mare and the first prize is £75 plus a book of Walter de la Mare’s poetry. See the fliers for each of these competitions for further details.