Poetry Award 2017


The 2017 competition: 

The second Walter Swan Poetry competition (2017) is open for entries. We are delighted to be sponsoring this for the second time with the Ilkley Literature Festival. Daljit Nagra, Radio 4 poet in residence, will be the judge, assisted by the Wharfedale Poets.


Details of the competition can be found here:




The 2016 competition:

 The Walter Swan Trust was delighted to sponsor the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition in 2016. Top poet Andrew McMillan was the judge of the competition, with assistance from the Wharfedale Poets.  Prizes of £200, £100 and £75 were awarded by Andrew and the winning poems were performed at the Ilkley Literature Festival on 16th October 2016.


Details of the winners and their winning poems can be found here: http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/posts/news/2016-walter-swan-trust-poetry-prize-results


Photos of the winners and Andrew McMillan appear in the gallery below. 





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