poetry rivals
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The Competition

Poetry Rivals invites you to express yourself, gain confidence in poetry writing and to introduce you to the world of performance poetry.

We are inviting you to submit a poem on any subject and in any poetic style. Whether you want to put the world to rights through rap, make people laugh with a humorous verse or maybe show your softer side by writing a love piece about someone special, we want to read it!

If you are one of the finalists chosen, you could find yourself performing at the Slam Final in front of a panel of judges and a live audience, with the chance of bagging one of the top prizes - your height in books (Under 12s), or the choice of an Aspiring Author Package or £500 (12 Plus)! Two winners will be chosen at the end of the slam.

Don’t forget to meet our past judges and winners.

Please note, Poetry Rivals took a gap year in 2014, so there are no under 18 winners this year!



how to enter


slam final what to expect