Welsh Poetry Competition 2015

It’s that time of year again folks. When writers from around the globe focus on Pontypridd and the international Welsh Poetry Competition. We have a great judge in acclaimed writer, Sally Spedding, and are still offering great cash prizes. For more information and to download an entry form visit the website:


And this year it’s even more interesting because the ‘Cardiff International Poetry Competition’, run by Literature Wales and funded by the arts council, will not take place in 2015. The competition has in the past received generous financial support from Cardiff Council, however, in light of increased pressures on Council budgets, we have been informed that this funding is no longer available.

Not sure how many millions of pounds Literature Wales gets to promote literature in Wales and the valleys (not that we’ve noticed much of it being spent here of course), but hopefully their loss will be our gain.

Maybe all those thousands of entrants will now try our competition, based here in Ponty, instead!

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2 Responses

  1. Sheila B says:

    This is a great thing you’ve done Dave, keep up the good work!

  2. Lucy says:

    Great contest and great poets. Good to see none of the useless Academi ever win anything. I can only conclude that this contest is run fairly, lol 🙂

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