How to enter
Please send in your poems on the theme of 'place' by 31st July, by email using the form below, or by post to Betjeman Poetry Prize, 5 Princes Crescent, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4GS (click here to download an entry form). You can write in any style, and to any length. Your poem does not need to rhyme. If you are a teacher entering a whole class, click here.
Entry form for teachers
Please compile all your students’ poems into ONE document with numbered pages – either a Word file or a PDF. The first page of your document should include the following information:
Your contact number
Your email Address
At the top of each poem, please state:
The student’s name
The student’s age
Please make sure that the name of the teacher entering his/her class and the name of the school are clearly visible on each page of the document you are sending.
Send in your file by post to Betjeman Poetry Prize, 5 Princes Crescent, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4GS, together with our entry form (click here to download one), or online using the form below.
Every teacher who enters their class joins a prize draw to win a poet visit.