Forward Emagazine Student Critics Competition

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Closed for 2020, re-opening 2021.

This competition is for 16-19 year olds only and there’s just one way of entering – by writing a poem of your own in response to one of the Forward shortlisted poems, along with a short commentary explaining how the poem influenced you.


Winner: £200
Two runners-up: £50

The winning entry will be published in the February 2021 issue of emagazine and on the Forward Arts Foundation website.