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Wigtown Poetry Prize

In association with The Gaelic Books Council, Moniack Mhor, Scottish Poetry Library, Saltire Society and StAnza

You can view the 2023 shortlist on the Poetry Prize website.

Prize details

Wigtown Prize: £1500

Runner-up: £200
Judge: Vahni Capildeo

Wigtown Scots Prize: £500

Runner-up: £200
Judge: Brian Holton

Wigtown Scottish Gaelic Prize: £500

Runner-up: £200
Judge: Anne C Frater

Dumfries & Galloway Fresh Voice Award

Professional support including mentoring from Wigtown Festival Company and a retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.
Judging Panel from Wigtown Festival Company Board of Trustees

Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize

Production of a pamphlet set by Gerry Cambridge 
Judge: Vahni Capildeo

Invitation to Read at StAnza 2023

A winner of one or more categories will be selected at the discretion of StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival and Wigtown Festival Company

Wigtown Poetry Prizes 2024 open from 30 November 2023