The Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2015 is now accepting
entries. Now in its 6th year, previous winners include
Bridport Winner Terry Jones, Oz Hardwick, and Sharon Black.
The poetry judge is Afam Akeh, author of Letter Home &
Details: This competition is for original, previously
unpublished poems in English Language on any subject, in any
style, up to 60 lines long (excluding title). Poems entered
should not be under consideration or accepted for
Eligibility: Poets of all ages, gender, and
nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to
First Prize: £700
Second Prize: £350
Third Prize: £175
High Commendation: £55 x 5
Commendation: Publication only alongside winners in
the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Magazine.
First Publication: All prize winners and commended
poets will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary
Quarterly Magazine (Online)
Entry Fees: £6/1, £11/2, £15/3, £18/4 and £20/5
Results: Will be announced on 30th April, 2016
How to Enter: Poets may enter online or by Post.
Please use the PayPal button below and select the number of
poems you wish to enter.
Click on the Pay Now button to make the applicable payment..
Upon completion of payment, PayPal will issue you a
Transaction ID or Receipt Number. Make a note of this.
Create a Cover Note titled Sentinel Annual Poetry
Competition 2015 stating your (a) Your name (b) Your Pen
Name - if applicable (c) Your postal address (d) Your
telephone number (e) The titles of your poems.
Send your poems as Word or rtf attachment, together with
your Cover Note to
firstname.lastname@example.org in the Subject line
type: SAPC2015 followed by your Transaction ID.
Download an Entry Form here or create a Cover Note
titled Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2015 stating your
(a) Your name (b) Your Pen Name - if applicable (c) Your
postal address (d) Your telephone number (e) The titles of
Send your poems with your Entry Form or Cover Note and your
cheque or Postal Order in GB£ only payable to SENTINEL
Sentinel Poetry Movement,
113-115 George Lane,
London E18 1AB,
All entries to this competition must be received by midnight
31st January, 2016.
The poems in this competition will be judged blind. Please
do not type your name or any identifying marks on any
of your poetry pages.
Each poem should be typed on a separate page.
Ensure that the title of your poem on the page matches the
title in your Entry Form or Cover Note.
Winners and commended poets will be notified by e-mail or
post within 7 days of the announcement of the results.
To receive a copy of the results, please enclose an s.a.e.
marked ‘SAPC 2015 Results.'
Poems cannot be returned, please do not send your only copy.
No changes to entries will be accepted more than 48 hours
We discourage simultaneous submissions. If you enter your
poem in this competition while awaiting result of another
competition in which it has been entered and suddenly learn
the poem has won a prize and you write us to withdraw the
poem, we will take it out of the competition but regret we
will not refund your entry fee.
If you win one of the prizes in this year's competition, you
will NOT be prohibited from entering next year's
If on the advice of the judge, the quality of entries is too
low to produce worthy prize winners, or any other legitimate
reason beyond our control arises which may affect a fair
completion or conduct of the competition, we reserve the
right to cancel the competition and refund all entry fees
immediately by the same method we have been paid.
We reserve the right to reapportion the prize money if
necessary in the interest of continuity as an alternative to
cancellation of the competition.
By entering this competition you provide some information
such as your address and e-mail address which may be deemed
personal information. These will be processed according to
the data protection acts1998 and 2002. We will never pass on
any detail you provide in the course of entering this
competition to a third party and we will never sell your
data to anyone for marketing purposes.
When you enter this competition we suggest that you
subscribe free of charge to our newsletter so that we may
contact you by e-mail with the results of the competition,
the adjudicator’s reports and information on future
competitions. This is optional and you may unsubscribe from
the newsletter at any time.
Copyright to all poems submitted will remain with the
authors but the Sentinel Poetry Movement will seek first
publication rights to all winning and commended poems.
Please only submit your own original work.
The adjudicator’s decision will be final and no
correspondence can be entered into.
The submission of poems for the Prize will be taken as
indicating acceptance of the above conditions.