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Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition 2018
Deadline: Mon 18 Jun 2018
Entry is open to all adults over the age of 18 years on 4 October 2018. The poem or poem sequence may be on any subject and in any style but must not exceed 60 lines in length excluding title and line breaks.

National and International entries are welcome. Any number of poems may be submitted but no alterations may be made to a poem once it has been submitted.

Poems will be sent anonymously to the judging panel: Luigi Marchini (Chairman SaveAS Writers Group) Steve Xerri (Poet of the Year 2017) Katherine Peddie (Assistant Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent)

The Winner will be named Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year and receive the University of Kent Prize of £200. £100 will be awarded for the second, £50 for the third places, and £25 will be awarded to the People’s Choice voted for on the night. The Best-Read Poem, as read by the poet, will receive a bottle of Sparkling Wine.

Entry Fee: £5 entry fee paid for each poem.

Entries may be emailed to or posted/delivered to: Poet of the Year Competition, Festival Office, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2JA

For full details see the Canterbury Festival website

Deadline: 18 June 2018

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