Poetry Rivals 2012 is now closed!
You might not consider yourself 'a poet', but by sharing your words with us you could find yourself performing your poem in front of a panel of judges and a live audience, with the chance of winning a publishing contract with Bonacia Ltd or £1,000 in the over 18s category.
This year's competition ended: 31st August 2012
This year we have also decided to break the under 18s category into two age groups giving the younger contestants a fair chance of winning. Each age category has the chance to win a top of the range laptop!
We are inviting entries on any subject and in any style from poets of all ages and all walks of life. Whether you want to dedicate your heartfelt poem to a loved one; walk down memory lane; bring out the lighter side of life in humorous verse or have just written what you're thinking and feeling, we want to read it!
Our latest slam final was held on 21st April 2012. See our top 100 under 18s finalists, top 100 over 18s finalists and our winners.