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Wigtown Poetry Prize

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

Wigtown Poetry Prize 2021 is now closed to entries.

Thank you to everyone who submitted poems.  Our judges are now happily reading through the entries.

The short lists were announced on the dedicated Wigtown Poetry Prize website on 18 August. Click here to view the shortlists. The winners will be announced in September.

2021 Prize details

Wigtown Prize: £1500

Runner-up: £200
Judge: William Letford

Wigtown Scots Prize: £500

Runner-up: £200
Judge: Robert Alan Jamieson

Wigtown Scottish Gaelic Prize: £500

Runner-up: £200
Judge:  Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones

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: William Letford  

Invitation to Read at StAnza 2022

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

Deadline: 31 May 2021

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