The Plough Prize 2015 is now closed for entries
Winners will be notified and results posted here on or before March 1st 2016 (NB: not February 1st - our apologies for administrative error)
Judge: Dame Carol Ann Duffy
1st Prize: £1,000
2nd Prize: £500 - 3rd Prize: £250
- Closing date: CLOSED
- Entry fee: £5 per poem
- Forty lines or under, no theme
- Long and short lists published
- Online and postal entry available
For full details, see 'Entry information' menu (left)
About the judge
Dame Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She was appointed Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman and the first Scot to hold this position.
Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T S Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence, in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools.