Chester Cathedral Young Poet Competition 2020

Closed March 2020, re-opening 2021. Chester Cathedral, and Cathedral Poet In Residence, Julia McGuinness, are running a Young People’s Poetry Competition for poems of up to 40 lines on their 2020 theme of Journeys.

Journeys can take many forms across distance and through time; over outer landscape or inner territory. Poems can also take many forms. We are open to imaginative and creative approaches to the theme and on the page.

Age Categories:

There are two categories – 16 – 18 years, and 19 – 25 years


We will award book token prizes for each category:

First Prize – £25
Second Prize – £15
Third Prize – £10