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Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2020

Published on:

4 September 2019


Wolfson College together with the English Faculty are delighted to announce this year's poetry competition for Oxford postgraduate students.

This competition has been set up in memory of the late Professor Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014), poet and Fellow of Wolfson College. It is open to any student currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. The funding for the prize has been provided by generous donations to the English Faculty and to Wolfson College, Oxford from Old Possum's Practical Trust and from the Derek Hill Foundation (with thanks to Lord Gowrie).

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 'Plastic'. The value of the prize is £1,000, and entrants may submit up to three poems.

Poems (three copies) should be submitted, under a sealed cover marked 'Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize', not later than Friday of 8th week, Michaelmas Term 2019, to the following address: 

The English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

Authors should conceal their names and identify their entries by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation should be submitted at the same time in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The award ceremony will be held at Wolfson College on Saturday 18 January 2020.