Poetry Guide: Poetry Prizes and Awards
Thousands of poetry awards and prizes are given throughout the world, ranging from very well-respected down through ones that are nothing more than con schemes designed to milk gullible would-be poets.
Lists of poetry prizes and awards
Major international awards
- Griffin Poetry Prize (the international prize)
- Nobel Prize in Literature
- Not exclusively for poetry. This is considered the foremost prize for literature in the world.
- Nosside International Poetry Prize
- Any language
- 1,000 euros.
- Rhysling Award for science-fiction poetry
- Stokestown Poetry Prize
- English and Gaelic
- 4,000 euros.
Major British awards
- Forward Poetry Prize
- 16,000 GBP total prizes; including 10,000 GBP for best collection
- T S Eliot Prize
- 10,000 GBP prize
- Whitbread Poetry Award
Major Canadian awards
- Griffin Poetry Prize (the Canadian prize)
- For best collection of poetry in English published during the previous year to a living Canadia poet or poetry translator.
Major French awards
Major German awards
A guide to German literary prizes and contests: https://www.uschtrin.de/preise_genre.php#lyrik
- Wilhelm-Busch-Preis für satirische und humoristische Versdichtung
- Annual contest.
- Euro 7,000.
- Unpublished satirical or humorous verse not more than three pages long.
Major Italian awards
Major Korean awards
- Dong Suh Literary Prize, poetry category
- Kim Su-yông Contemporary Poetry Award
- Korean Literature Prize
- Poetry Prize
- Poetry Prize Chosen by Poets
- Sowol Poetry Award
- 150,000,000 Korean won (ca. U.S. $150,000)
Major Russian awards
Major Spanish-language awards
- Premio Adonais
- For poets under thirty-five.
- No remuneration.
- Premio de la Poesía Fernando Paz Castillo
- 1,500,000 bolivars.
- Premio de Poesía Hermanos Argensola
- Collection or book of poems.
- 3,000 euros.
Major U.S. awards
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
- "For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author"
- Bollingen Prize for Poetry
- Given every two years.
- U.S. $25,000.