Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Peacock Poetry Prize

Aged 8–19 and love to write?

This could be your chance to win our annual poetry competition! The theme, chosen by our Guest Director, Rokia Traoré, is Journeys. Whether you’re writing about your favourite stroll or the distance between you and your dreams, you are invited to submit a poem (20 lines or fewer).

Deadline: Fri 12 Apr
Categories: Age 8–11; 12–15; 15–19

There will be a tea party and award ceremony for finalists and their families in Brighton Dome Founders Room where the winners in each category will be announced on Thu 23 May at 5pm. 

Email your entry with your name and age to: peacock@brightonfestival.org

Deadline: Fri 12 Apr

Maximum of three poems per entrant. There is no entry fee. 


The Peacock Poetry Prize is supported by Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) 

Supported by Higgidy