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Jersey Festival of Words Poetry Competition 2020

Updated: Jul 16


Entries are invited for this year’s Jersey Festival of Words Poetry Competition.


Launched back in 2018, the competition provides an opportunity for Island poets to win both recognition for their work and cash prizes. It is already an integral part of the Festival, which has been running or five years, and whose many aims include the encouragement of home-grown literature as well as visits by internationally renowned writers.


Almost 150 poems were submitted in 2019, with the overall winner receiving the

Alan Jones Prize, named in honour of the inspirational Jersey poet and teacher who died in 2013. Last year's winners included Ellie Harris, Traci O'Dea, Simon Crowcroft, and Monty Gleeson, with David Evans winning the Alan Jones Prize.


Competition age categories are 9-13, 14-17 and 18+, with poems - which can be submitted by email or through the post - required to be no more than 40 lines in length. Deadline for entry is September 30th.





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