The Plough Prize - 2024
International Poetry Competition
Now in its twenty first year, the Plough Poetry Prize is an international open competition for poems in English up to 40 lines on any subject.
We're delighted that this year's competition will be judged by
Roger McGough is a luminary in the realm of contemporary poetry, a venerable figure known for his distinctive voice and profound contributions to the literary landscape. With a career spanning several decades, McGough has left an indelible mark on the poetry world through his witty and accessible verses that effortlessly blend humour with poignant observations on life. A revered poet, performer, and former member of the iconic Liverpool Poets, he has charmed audiences with his captivating readings, including several visits to The Plough Arts Centre. A recipient of numerous awards and honours, Roger McGough's enduring influence and remarkable ability to connect with diverse audiences make him perfect as our judge for the Plough Poetry Prize.
1st Prize: £1,000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250
Closing date: 31 March 2024