Betjeman Poetry Prize

Closed for 2018.

For children and young people aged 10-13 living anywhere in the UK. 

Write a poem on the theme of ‘place’.            

  • 2018 judges are poets Jackie Kay and Zaffar Kunial. 
  • The top fifty poems are printed in the BPP 2018 anthology.
  • Finalists read their poems on National Poetry Day in front of an audience at St Pancras Station, London.
  • The winning poet receives £500, and £500 for their school. 
  • All finalists are invited on a 3-day poetry workshop in Spring 2019. 
  • Every teacher who enters their class joins a prize draw to win a poet visit.