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Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

31 January 2024

We are pleased to announce that our annual Open Poetry Competition is now open for entries. It is judged this year by Kathryn Gray.

The deadline for entries is 31st January 2023.

As in previous years, we offer seven prizes:

  • 1st Prize: £1000
  • 2nd Prize: £300
  • 3rd Prize: £100
  • 4th Prize: 4 x £50

Entry fee: £5 per poem; or, for 3 or more poems, £4 each


  • The competition is for anyone aged 16 and over, from anywhere in the world.
  • Poems must be in English, your original work, on any subject, in any style, no longer than 40 lines.
  • Poems should have neither been published elsewhere (including self-published) by 16 April 2024. Nor should they be entered into any other competition for which the results will be announced prior to 16 April 2024.


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