Poetry competition now closed – winners announced at the Poetry Festival Nov 18th

Brighton & Hove Arts Council Poetry Competition

Ends Midnight Oct 15th 2017

First Prize £1,000.00

Prizes to be given by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the BHAC Poetry Festival at The Old Market, Hove, BN3 1AS on November 18th 2017.


” I like to use simple words, but in a complicated way.”
Carol Ann Duffy

First Prize £1,000.00

Additional Prizes:

£250 Higgidy Award.

University of Brighton- Write Work Live Award Writing course worth £250.

Plus four highly commended prizes of £25 each.

University of Brighton Student Award First Prize £150.

Plus five highly commended awards of £20 each.

The Judges:
Dr Jess Moriarty – Course Leader of English Literature at the University of Brighton

Prizes given by the Poet Laureate – Carol Ann Duffy

Entry Form and Rules