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Prizes for budding poets

The theme of this year’s contest is ‘Everyday Epic’, in celebration of Brighton Festival 2017’s Guest Director Kate Tempest. The competition is divided into four age groups, ages 8-10, 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19, and four prizes will be given in each of these categories, with one winner being announced by our Guest Judge on the night of the event.

The competition can be entered in two ways:

By email: Poem (must include a title), full name, age and date of birth to

By post: Send a completed entry form to Peacock Poetry Prize, Brighton Festival, 12a Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton BN1 1EE

The deadline for application is 3rd April.

For further information, contact

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