How To Enter

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

For International Entries, see here.

Here is a check list for eligibility

  • Entries must be collections of poetry, no fewer than 40 pages involving a nature, environmental or ecological theme
  • Self-published collections are not eligible
  • Entries must be submitted by publishers
  • The entry period is 17 April 2022 – 31 May 2023
  • Publishers must submit 4 hard copies of each collection & 1 digital
  • Publishers may submit up to 4 collections
  • Collections must have been published between 17 April 2022 and 31 May 2023 for eligibility – if not yet published then hard copy manuscripts will be accepted along with the digital copy

Entry Guidelines for The Laurel Prize

Submissions for the 2022 Laurel Prize are open and will close midnight BST, 31 May 2023.


First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Prize for Best First Collection


Best International Collection


sponsored by the Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

Prizes will be given to the authors of the best collections of nature or environmental poetry published in English worldwide between 17 April 2022 – 31 May 2023

Don’t forget, you can enter single poems for the Ginkgo Prize.

Submissions are online and you can enter as many poems as you like. Find out more here.