Brighton & Hove Arts Council opened their Poetry Competition on July 15th 2017. The first prize will be £1000.00
The Competition will be in two tiers. There is an open competition open to all people over the age of sixteen living or working in Sussex or who have previously lived in the area. First prize will be £1000. Second Prize will be the Higgidy Award of £250. Third prize will be entry to a Work – Write – Live course run by the University of Brighton with a value of £250. There will also be four highly commended prizes of £25 each.
The student competition will be open to all students currently attending University or studying full time in Sussex. Entry to the competition will be free for students. First prize will be £150. And there will be five prizes worth £20 each.
All prizes will be given out by the Poet Laureate – Carol Ann Duffy.
The top ten entrants in the competition will have the opportunity to read their poems (or have them read for them) in front of a capacity audience.
For the festival at the Old Market on November 18th. we will now be joined by that Brighton favourite Attila the Stockbroker. If you don’t know the man and his work check out this documentary
The competition runs from July 15th – Oct 15th 2017
Podcast with Radio Reverb. Here Jason Squire gives a background to the Brighton and Hove Arts Council and how lucky they were to get Carol Ann Duffy to perform at their very first Poetry Festival.