Closed for 2021, re-opening summer 2022. The Forward/emagazine Creative Critics is an annual competition that invites 16-19 year-olds to write a poem in response to work shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry.
Sample poems from each book shortlisted for a Forward Prize are provided. Young poets are invited to read and think about these poems before choosing one and writing a creative response to it in the form of a poem, along with a short reflective commentary.
The competition is run in partnership with the English Media Centre.
Winner: £200 // Two runners-up: £50
The winning entry will be published in the February 2022 issue of emagazine
Closing date: Thursday 30 September, 5pm