Poetry Competition Rules 2023
- The Competition is open to anyone aged 17 and above. Entries from outside the UK are welcome but must be written in English.
- All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name, address or any other identifying marks must not appear on the same sheet as the poem itself.
- The poet’s name and the titles of the poems must be entered on either an entry form or on a separate piece of paper along with the poet’s phone number, postal and email addresses.
- All poems must be typed, one poem to a page, printed in black ink and single-spaced.
- All poems must have a title and must not exceed 50 lines in length (excluding the title) and can be on any subject.
- Entries should be sent to: The Enfield Poets’ Poetry Competition, Chela Ltd, 68 Bilton Way, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 2JR
- The judge is unable to comment on individual entries.
- The judge’s decision is final and neither the judge or the competition organisers will enter into correspondence.
- Poems will not be returned, so please keep copies.
- If you would like confirmation that your postal entry has been received, please include a stamped, addressed envelope with your entry.
- No alteration may be made to poems once entered.
- The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judge without notice and not to award prizes if, in their opinion, such an action is justified.
- Entrants must inform the organisers immediately if their poem wins a prize or is published elesewhere before the closing date.
- Winners will be notified mid-January 2024.
Fees: payments must be made in £ sterling. Cheques should be made payable to: The Enfield Poets.