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

Like mine, your inner critic may say it's not worth entering a big competition like The Bridport. But honing work for entry is instructive in itself, and if it then survives such a barrage of keen-eyed readers, and goes on to meet more, it makes those otherwise lonely months and years worthwhile. Go poem!

Julia Deakin (UK) 3rd prize, poetry competition 2015

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