Competition 2022

Open Poetry Competition 2022

This years competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone that entered.

Winners will be notified individually by 31st March 2022 & all results will be published on the Web Site.


  • 1st £300
  • 2nd £150
  • 3rd £75
  • A further £50 for the best West Sussex entry

Closing date: 28th February 2022.

Adjudicator: Roger Elkin

Roger Elkin’s poetry has won over 200 Prizes and Awards internationally (62 Firsts), including the Sylvia Plath Award for Poems about Women. His 13 collections include Blood Brothers, (2006); No Laughing Matter (2007); Dog’s Eye View (2009); Fixing Things (2011); Bird in the Hand (2012); Marking Time (2013); Chance Meetings (2014); Sheer Poetry (2020) and The Leading Question (2021). Editor of Envoi (1991-2006), he was the first recipient of the Howard Sergeant Memorial Award for Services to Poetry (1987).  A published critic on Ted Hughes, Roger tutored at Wedgwood College, Barlaston, and was shortlisted for the Strokestown International Poetry Prize (2004).