The 2018 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition is now open for entries. We are delighted to announce that the competition will be judged by our patron, Sir Andrew Motion. When asked what he will be looking for in the winning entries, he said:
‘I’m looking for poems that surprise me – not by their ostentation, but by making me see, think, remember, recover things I’ve forgotten I already know’.
The closing date for the competition is Monday 5th November 2018 and the winners will be announced in the New Year.
The 1st prize winner will receive £2,000 plus a one week writing residency at Cyprus Well, Charles Causley’s former home in Launceston.
The 2nd prize winner will receive £250 and the third prize winner will receive £100.
Five Highly Commended poets whose work shows particular promise will each receive £30.
Entries will be shortlisted by an expert panel with the final decision being made by Sir Andrew Motion.
How to Enter
The Rules of Entry give full details of how to enter the competition so please read them carefully. Some key points to note are:
- We do not accept electronic submissions
- All entries must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form
- All submissions must include the appropriate fee
- We require 4 x copies of each poem submitted
- Poems may be on any subject.
We are greatly looking forward to receiving your entries.