‘The Third One’ is the latest compilation from the competition’s organisers and comprises all the winners from the last five years of the contest, namely 2017-2021. “This third anthology not only cements our position as the biggest and best poetry competition in Wales but also proves there is a viable outlet for talented poets here as well. A place for writers to be acclaimed on merit and not because of some connection to certain establishment […]
The international Welsh Poetry Competition has just launched their 2021 contest. The 15th international, English language competition is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up mentioned on our website and published in our 3rd anthology. Award-winning poet Kathy Miles will judge the contest! To enter just click here. Closing date – 6th June 2021.
The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 is now open and accepting entries. The contest is the biggest in Wales and now in its 14th year. Set up by Welsh writer Dave Lewis in 2007, the competition is now a regular fixture in the literary calendar and respected throughout the world for the high quality of winning poets it uncovers. The organisers will be offering the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d […]
How many people know that the world famous International Welsh Poetry Competition began life in a small, independent pub, tucked away down a quiet side street in Pontypridd? Founded by Welsh poet Dave Lewis in 2007 the contest has been run and organised from the town ever since, is now in its thirteenth year and is the biggest poetry competition in Wales! But what makes this competition so special? Some would say the judges, others the […]