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

“Receiving a telephone call out of the blue to be told that I had come third in the Bridport Prize was a heart stopping, mouth stopping moment that took more than the rest of the day to sink in, knowing how significant in a writer’s world, this prize has become”.

Graham Burchell (UK) 3rd Prize, poetry competition 2017

What now?

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