Submissions are open until January 31 2022

We’re international and ANYONE can enter a poem written in the English language (no prior credits necessary). This year will be judged by author and poet Camille T. Dungy, poet and naturalist Anna Selby, and activist and writer Sara Hudston. First prize: £5,000, second prize: £2,000, third prize: £1,000. With an additional £500 prize for the ‘Best Poem of Landscape’ sponsored by the AONB family. In addition the winner will receive a residency (location to be confirmed).

Submissions are £7 for the first entry. If you’d like to submit multiple poems it will cost £4 for each additional poem. The Ginkgo prize is an ECOPOETRY prize, we’re looking for poems that engage with the climate crisis, words that will ignite our global conscience. Poems can be any length and follow any form – have a look at previous winners to see what found favour with last year’s judges.

Over the following months we’ll be running a series of ecopoetry workshops on our @ginkgo.prize Instagram live and over Zoom. These workshops will help applicants enter – we’ll be exploring how to write ecopoetry, learning to engage with pertinent themes and imbue your words with an activist message.

Workshops will be added and listed here.

Enter the Ginkgo Prize

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Prize

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