Scotland’s international poetry prize

In association with The Scottish Poetry Library 


The 2014 competition is now open for entries.  You can enter online, or download this year's application form (.pdf).


Established in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Competition offers a first prize of £2,000. Entry is open to writers from the UK and abroad writing in English, while there are also dedicated categories for Scots Language and Gaelic.


This year’s judges are W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies (Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots). The competition event, which will include the announcement of the winners, readings of the victorious poems and contributions from the judges will take place during Wigtown Book Festival (26 September to 5 October 2014).