Jon Stallworthy
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2018

Published on:

Monday 25 September

Wolfson College and the English Faculty are delighted to announce this year's poetry competition for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford.

The prize will be awarded, provided there is an entry of sufficient merit, for the best poem in English verse not exceeding 40 lines in length on the subject of ‘Stealing’. The value of the prize is £1,000, and entrants may submit up to three poems.

The competition, created in memory of the late Professor Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014) poet and Fellow of Wolfson College, is open to any student currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. Generous donations from Old Possum's Practical Trust and the Derek Hill Foundation (with a special thank you to Lord Gowrie) provide the support for the prize.

How to apply

Poems (three copies) should be sent, under a sealed cover marked ‘Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize’, to the English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday of 8th week, Michaelmas Term 2017.

Authors should conceal their names and identify their entries by a motto. Please submit your name, college, and date of matriculation in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The award ceremony will be held at Wolfson College on Thursday 18 January 2018.