How to Enter

Buxton Poetry Competition is now open. This year’s theme is ‘Awakening’. We have three categories:

Open – poets aged 19 and over (£5 per poem to enter, £500 first prize)

Young People’s – poets aged 12 – 18 (free to enter)

Children’s – poets aged up to 11 (free to enter)

All poems must be sent by post with a completed entry form.

To enter please download the entry pack – Buxton Poetry Entry Form 2017 – and post your poems along with a cheque (if applicable) and completed entry form to Buxton Festival, 3 The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ.

The closing date is 25th September 2017, winners will be announced at the Buxton Festival Book Weekend in November.