Tower Poetry at Christ Church hosts an annual poetry competition for 16-18 year-olds in schools and colleges in the UK, which opened for entries yesterday.
Tower Poetry was founded in 2000 after a generous bequest from Christopher Tower to promote poetry in English. The competition is completely free to enter, and awards 3000 pounds to the first prize winner, 1000 pounds for the second prize, 500 pounds for third, 250 pounds to commended poems, and 150 pounds each to all prizewinners' schools. Each poem is made anonymous on entry and judged by a panel of judges who are all successful contemporary poets.
The closing date for entries is Friday 2 March 2018.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 29 March 2018.