Poetry Prize

1st Prize: CHF 250 | 2nd Prize: CHF 125 | 3rd Prize CHF 100*
All shortlisted poets are invited to the  Writing Workshop, the Winner’s Reception and will receive a copy of The Anthology

Submissions: Poems can be submitted from 7th October 2018 until midday, Friday 5th April 2020.

Shortlisted students will be contacted at the end of April and invited to the Workshop and Reception to take place in Luzern in May 2020.

Submission is free, but is limited to two poems per student. Students may submit to both the Poetry Prize and the Short Story Prize.

Theme and Line Limit

Poetry Judge Yun Wei has chosen the theme of ‘Distance’ for this year’s Prize. There is a 40-line limit per poem.

Entry requirements: The Poetry Prize is open to any student high-school-aged student in Swiss public upper-secondary education. There are currently no age divisions, however students must note whether they are mother-tongue English speakers, or following a bi-lingual study programme, and whether they are studying for the Maturity Certificate. The competition is not open to students from schools where the teaching is primarily in English, such as international schools, or students studying for international examinations.

Please read the rules before submitting.



*Prizes are paid in 50% cash/50% book tokens