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Enter our Poetry Competition

Explore the diversity of the Isle of Wight’s weather and how it impacts the Island and its inhabitants. Pen a verse from a few lines to a page on any subject whether an everyday experience or a once in a life time encounter.

A selection of the submitted poems will be displayed at our exhibition at the Minster in Newport as part our festival and they will also be on display at the Isle of Wight Festival in the Hive and viewed by thousands of people. In addition a modest prize will be available for the winner and runner up in each category.

The competition is for young writers up to 18 years of age. But we welcome submissions from any age, your poem will be eligible to appear at the festivals.

There are two categories

  • 14 to 18 years (inclusive)
  • 13 years and under

Please submit a maximum of 10 poems

Please write your age on your poem, entries with with no age noted will be eligible for showing at the festivals but not for the competition.

Entries can only be accepted here on the website. Click here for the submission form.

Help Promote the poetry competition – Download a poster here