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Past Festivals

Past Event

Peacock Poetry Prize 2015

The theme of this year’s Peacock Poetry Prize, chosen by our Guest Director, Ali Smith, is ‘Birds’. If you are aged between 7 and 18, why not create a poem inspired by birds and submit it for the chance to win some fantastic prizes and attend a special reception on 20 May? Spread your creative wings and see where they take you!

There are three categories, for ages 7–10, 11–14 and 15–18. You can submit up to three poems with a maximum length of 40 lines per poem.

Please email your entry (including your name and age) by Friday 20 April to, with ‘Peacock’ in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Mon 20 Apr 2015

Click here to download an entry form

Click here for useful tips and competition rules

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