Closed for 2016. Poetry Rivals is open to all poets in the UK and has categories for both under 18s and 18 and over. Note: there is an entry fee for adult entrants.
Entrants are invited to submit a poem on any subject and in any poetic style. Whether you want to put the world to rights through rap, make people laugh with a humorous verse or maybe show your softer side by writing a love piece about someone special, we want to read it!
You could find yourself performing in front of a panel of judges and a live audience, with the chance of bagging one of these top prizes – your height in books (Under 12s), or the choice of an aspiring author package or £500 (12 Plus)!
30 shortlisted finalists will then be invited to the Poetry Rivals live slam. Here they will perform their poems to guest judges and a live audience. The winner will be crowned at the live slam and win a Pamphlet Publishing Package with Burning Eye Books.
18 and over
Note: there is a £10 entry fee for adult entrants.
Poetry Rivals is open to poets across the UK who are 18 years and over. With a £10 entry fee, we invite the best of the best to compete to be in the Top 100 longlist, who will each be published in the exclusive finalist book and receive five free copies to share with their family and friends.
30 shortlisted finalists will then be invited to the Poetry Rivals live slam final to perform their poems to guest judges and a live audience.
The 2016 slam champion will be crowned at the live final and will win a Pamphlet Publishing Package with Burning Eye Books.