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Scotland’s International Poetry Prize, Open to All
In association with The Scottish Poetry Library
The prestigious Wigtown Poetry Competition awards prizes annually to poets writing in English, Scots or Irish Gaelic or Scots.
The competition is open to anyone throughout and outside the United Kingdom. Winners are invited to the festival, where we celebrate the prize with a special event.
This year our judges are Robin Robertson, Meg Bateman and Liz Niven.
How to Enter
You may also enter by post: download application form (.pdf)
Main Prize £2000
Eight additional prizes of £25 each
Judge: Robin Robertson
Gaelic Prize £250
Judge: Meg Bateman
Scots Prize £250
Judge: Liz Niven
Deadline for Entries
Closing date for entries is Friday 31st May 2013. No entries will be accepted after this date.
The ﬁrst poem submitted costs £7.00
Multiple entries: the ﬁrst three poems cost a total of £19.00.
Each subsequent entry after the ﬁrst three costs £5 or a total of £14 for every additional block of 3, ie:
1 poem £7; 2 poems £14; 3 poems £19; 4 poems £24; 5 poems £29; 6 poems £33; 7 poems £38; 8 poems £43; 9 poems £47; 10 poems £52; 11 poems £57; 12 poems £61 etc.
Read how the winners were chosen >