Scotland’s international poetry prize

In association with The Scottish Poetry Library 


This year's poetry competition is now closed.  Winners will be notified by Friday 15 August 2014.  The list of winners will be posted on the website by Friday 19 September 2014.


Look out for more information about next year's competition.


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).