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About Sentinel Annual Poetry and Short Story Competitions


Sentinel Poetry Movement began organising writing competitions in 2004, and introduced the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition in July 2009, followed by Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competitions in January 2010.


In 2010, Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition began its journey as the Sentinel Literature Festival Poetry Competition judged by Roger Elkin and the £250 first prize was won by Christian Ward.


Following the decision to run our literature festival every other year, the festival poetry competition was renamed Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition, the second of which was successfully run in 2011 with Elkin back in the judge's chair, and this time the £500 top prize was won by Terry Jones.


In 2012 we introduced the Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition. The maiden short story prize was won by Alison Bouhmid, while the poetry prize was won by Oz Hardwick.


Over the years, Sentinel Poetry Movement has enjoyed the support of our members who have kept us going by entering our competitions, attending our live events and buying or subscribing to our magazines. We believe that the publishing opportunities we offer, and ever-increasing prize money pot for our competitions is a great way of looking after our members and together we are creating more literature that will surely outlive us.


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