The 23rd Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, is now open. This year, UK-based students age 16-18 are challenged to write a poem on the theme of 'The Planets'.
The closing date for entries is 12 noon on 24 February 2023.
Winners will be notified by 4 April 2023.
Enter through this form, using your email address to create a Submittable account. The form will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and asks for:

  • Your name, date of birth, and email address;
  • The address of your school/college;
  • Contact details for your teacher; and
  • Your poem - upload one PDF, DOC, or DOCX file.

Read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your entry: You may save and return to this form at any time before 12 noon on 24 February 2023.
Please note that no late entries are accepted, and you are responsible for ensuring your submission is received before the deadline. Only your first entry will be admitted to the competition.

Tower Poetry