THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE is an award of £1,000 and a publishing deal with Eyewear Publishing Ltd., for the best first full collection of a young poet writing in the English language, 35 years of age or under. The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging writers during difficult economic times. This is open to any one of the requisite age, of any nationality, resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is free to enter. READ MORE
The Prize winner for 2012 was Caleb Klaces. You can read his poems HERE. Also, a friend of mine, Dami Ajayi was on the shortlist. The prize was open to poets anywhere who write in English. This time it is open only to poets 35 years of age or under from anywhere in the world, but must be currently resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Well, if you do fit in, do send in your poems.