Closed for 2021, re-opening early 2022. The poetry competition is open to writers of any nationality from any country aged 16+. The top three poems are entered for the Forward Prize for Poetry (Best Single Poem), an award not open to the general public. £10 per poem. First prize: £5,000.
Bridport also have a special Young Writer Award for poets aged 16-25. The winner will receive £500 for being placed the highest in their age group across the competition’s categories of poetry, short story, novel or flash fiction.