Submissions for our 2022 prize open on 25 November, 6pm GMT – 25 March 2023, 11.59pm GMT

Enter the Ginkgo Prize

First Prize £5,000, Second Prize £2,000, Third Prize £1,000

AONB Prize ‘Best Poem of UK Landscape’

For the third year in a row we’ve partnered with the AONB family for an additional prize. This will be for ‘Best Poem of UK Landscape’, the winner will be awarded £500. This prize is free to enter (if you’ve already submitted to Ginkgo prize).

The AONB Prize recognises the best poem of UK landscape. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are living, breathing landscapes – there are 46 of them throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, each completely different from anywhere else. Landscape can be difficult to define, but it is determined by the landform, climate and geology of a particular place; the nature and wildlife this unique combination gives rise to, the industry and heritage this generates, the waves of people that call a place home, the traditions, culture and language that grows up around this, and the personal relationship that individuals have with these treasured places. We warmly welcome poems that cover any or all of these aspects of landscape, relating to any place in the UK, regardless of whether this is in an AONB or not.