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 27 March 2024 – 31 May 2024
  • Publishers must submit 4 hard copies of each collection & 1 digital
  • Publishers may submit up to 4 collections
  • Collections must have been published between 31 May 2023 and 31 May 2024 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 2024 Laurel Prize are open and will close midnight BST, 31 May 2024.


First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Prize for Best First Collection


Best International Collection