Ends on August 16, 2018£7.00 - 63.00
£7.00 - 63.00

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry, formerly known as the Resurgence Prize, is a major international award for poems embracing ecological themes. 

The first prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000 and third prize is £1,000. All three winners plus two shortlisted writers will attend a ten-day residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory reading at Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival. 

The Ginkgo Prize is generously funded by the Edward Goldsmith Foundation, and facilitated by the Poetry School. 

The judges are Mimi Khalvati and Paul Kingsnorth. 

Please read the competition rules before entering. Entry indicates acceptances of the rules. 


Primers Volume Four will provide mentoring, editing and publication for three talented emerging poets.

The chosen poets will receive mentoring from poet Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling and winner of the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, before working with Nine Arches Press editor and Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow Jane Commane to edit their manuscript. 

The three selected poets will be published by Nine Arches Press in Primers Volume Four in April 2019, and perform together at a series of launches and readings. 

The judges are Kim Moore and Jane Commane. 

There are up to 25 free entries available for people who would not otherwise be able to afford to enter. 

More details and full rules and regulations are available here. Please read these before entering. 


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