Peacock Poetry Prize 2014

A big thank you to all those that entered this year's Peacock Poetry Prize. We were overwhelmed with how many creative and interesting poems we received. All those that entered will be notified on whether they made the shortlist via the post! Good Luck.

The Peacock Poetry Prize is an annual creative writing competition open to young writers produced by Brighton Festival and Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC).


In his new dance work Sun, Hofesh Shechter suggests that the world is perfect. What do you think? What keeps us grounded and together? Where do we really belong? 

For 2014, Brighton + Hove and Sussex poets aged 8-14 years old, 14-18 years old and 18-25 years old are invited to submit poems responding to the theme of 'belonging'. 

We’ll be offering a celebratory event and some fantastic prizes to the writers of the best entries. For an entry form, email

Download rules and entry form here

Deadline for entries: Mon 21 Apr 2014

The Peacock Poetry Prize is run by Brighton Festival in partnership with Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC).