Competition Rules: The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2021
Closing date for receipt of
entries is 31 March
The name of the author must not appear on the same page
as the poem.
It’s not a requirement, but we
strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Caterpillar.
Entries must be in English,
typed, with each entry on a new sheet.
Entries will not be
returned, so make sure you keep a copy.
No corrections can be made after
receipt, or fees refunded.
The Prize is open to anyone over the age of 16.
Entries must be entirely the
work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published,
published online or
You can enter as as many poems
as you like.
There is a line limit of 150.
Cheques and postal orders
should be made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’, with the sender's name
address on the back.
Postal entries can also be paid
in cash (either in US dollars, Sterling or Euros at the current exchange rate).
Receipt of entry
Enclose a stamped addressed
postcard marked 'ACKNOWLEDGEMENT' if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your postal
entry (include international reply coupon if entering from overseas).
Online entries are confirmed by
the email receipt of your payment to PayPal.
Worldwide copyright of each
entry remains with the author, but The Caterpillar will have
the unrestricted right to publish the
winning poem in the
summer 2021 issue of The Caterpillar and any relevant promotional material.
All entrants to the competition, including those who have not been successful, will be notified by email by 30 April 2021.
The winner will be announced in June, to coincide with publication of the summer issue of The Caterpillar.
The judge is Michael Morpurgo. His decision is final
and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
A single prize of €1,000 will be
awarded to the best poem. Some poems may be commended, but there is no guarantee that they will
Entry implies acceptance of all the
rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in
Print ENTRY FORM
, fill in
and then post with fee and entry to:
The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
c/o The Moth