The Sussex Poetry Student Competition

The Sussex Poetry Student Competition is open to submissions.

Entry is open to anyone with close links to Sussex (eg lived, worked, or born there) who is currently studying a course. Proof of study will be required.

First prize receives £150. Two prizes of £25 for poems considered highly commended by the judge.

Cash prizes are available and all prize-winners will be invited to read on stage at The Sussex Poetry Festival.

All entries for the student competition are free.

Poems may not be exceed 40 lines.

Not a student? You can enter the full competition – read more.

The Sussex Poetry student competition closing date is Sunday 24th October 2021 (Midnight UK time). Poems received after this date will not be accepted.

More info, full submission guidelines, and entry form here.



Application Deadline:
24 October 2021 12:00 am