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 January 10th 2022 to April 17th, 2022
  • Publishers must submit 5 hard copies of each collection
  • Publishers may submit up to 4 collections
  • Collections must have been published between April 17th 2021 and April 17th 2022 for eligibility – if not yet published then hard copy manuscripts will be accepted

Entry Guidelines for The Laurel Prize

Submissions for the 2022 Laurel Prize are open and will close on Sunday April 17th, 2022, midnight

Prizes

First Prize

£5,000

Second Prize

£2,000

Third Prize

£1,000

Prize for Best First Collection

£500

Prizes will be given to the authors of the best collections of nature or environmental poetry published in English worldwide between April 17th 2021 and April 17th 2022

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.

SUBMISSIONS FOR GINKGO ARE OPEN UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2022.