The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre ran its inaugural International Poetry Competition in 2015. Two top prizes of £1000 were on offer in a competition that sought to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world.
Poems were submitted in two categories: ESL category (open to all poets over 18 years of age who speak English as Second Language), and Open category (open to all poets over 18 years of age).
The competition was a great success, and we received almost 900 entries by over 400 different poets from right across the globe. Our judge was the poet and memoirist Hannah Lowe.
Many congratulations to the winners and those poets shortlisted and longlisted!