our mission

The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

The Bridport Prize aims to:

•          Launch and promote new writing
•          Provide opportunities for all through open submission
•          Explore and develop new opportunities for writers
•          Give access to new writing through the anthology
•          Support the aims of and raise funds for Bridport Arts Centre

“Winning one of the Highly Commended Prizes at Bridport 2016 was a thrill and delight. I felt honoured and humbled to be among the roll call of your prestigious competition. 

Most importantly, to have had the intellect, talent and grace of such a remarkable poet as Patience Agbabi choosing the winners was an amazing feeling and a massive confidence boost.

"Your organisers and administration are second to none in making your participating writers feel respected, honoured and celebrated. I applaud and commend you."

Eilis Stanley (IRL) – highly commended, Poetry competition 2016

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