Criteria & Eligibility

  • Open only to citizens of Sri Lanka (or passport holders)
  • Entries should be an unpublished single poem or a collection of up to 5 poems.
  • Each poem should have a minimum of 200 words and the total of 5 poems should not exceed 1200 words.
  • The theme should follow in the vein of Edward Lear’s Nonsensical Poems, bringing about a feeling of lightness and optimism to the world in which we live.
  • Only the first 200 entries will be accepted.
  • Age 18 to 30 years

Rules and submissions for entry

  • The Edward Lear Poetry award 2017/2018 will be open for entries from 1st September 2017.
  • Entry form available at www.edwardlearprizeforpoetry.com
  • Entries close on 10th November 2017.
  • For any further information email to info@edwardlearprizeforpoetry.com
  • The decision of the 5 international judges will be final.
  • Winners will have to submit a recent photograph and a brief CV for placement on the website. This information will remain on the website for 3 years.

Entry form

  • Submissions for ELPP 2018/19 coming soon…