We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition!
With two top prizes of £1000 on offer, the competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world.

 Poems are welcomed from writers of 18 years or over in the following two categories:

  • English as an Additional Language–  for poets who write in English as an additional language
  • Open category– for poets whose first language is English

Prizes will be awarded in both categories:

First prize – £1000
Second prize – £200

The competition is open for submissions until 11pm GMT on 28 August 2017, and our judge this year is the award-winning poet Helen Mort.

It costs the equivalent of £5 to submit a poem, or £4 per poem for more than three entries. You may submit a maximum of ten poems. All poems must be unpublished.
More information on the prize and how to submit your entry is available at www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/