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Adjudication from Peter Thabit Jones

There were some excellent submissions for the 2018 competition. I was really impressed by the variety of poetic voices, subjects, and forms. It was not easy coming to a decision, though I knew I was looking for work that was original, fresh, with something that held my attention for the span of its unfolding, and with something that would call me back again and again. I eventually arrived at three poets whose poems kept calling me back again and again: Paul Steffan Jones, Whyt Pugh, and Sally Spedding.

The winner of the 2018 competition is Whyt Pugh.

Peter Thabit Jones
Poet, dramatist, and publisher

Read the winning entries here:- Whyt Pugh 2017 WCE Online Poetry Competition Winner

Congratulations/Llongyfarchiadau to this year's winner Whyt Pugh

W e are pleased to announce that the winner of the West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition, English language category, will be featured in the prestigious international poetry magazine - The Seventh Quarry . Peter Thabit Jones, the editor of the magazine which is based in Swansea, will feature the winning submission together with 12 pages of poems by the winning author (which would include a photo and a bio)   in Issue 28/Summer and Autumn, due July 2018. The winner will also receive a free annual subscription to the magazine for one year plus the cash prize of $200/130 GBP approx.

You may submit your entries in Welsh or English. The language categories will be judged separately and there will be a prize for each. Accompanying graphics are not permitted. There is a US200 dollars (approx 130GBP ) prize for the winners in each category.

The final submission date is November 30th 2017. All poetic styles and conventions are welcome, limericks, however, will not be considered for a prize. There is no upper or lower word limit. Entries need not reference Wales in any way , shape or form. You may submit up to five entries in each category and work which has appeared elsewhere is acceptable provided you have not surrendered your copyright. The winner and his/her work will be featured on this site on what we hope will be a heavily trafficked page. Prizes will be awarded for language categories provided there are a minimum of 20 entries in the relevant category

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