Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2021 | University of Oxford

Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2021

Event date
2 Nov 2020 to 1 Mar 2021
Event time
12:00 - 12:00
Christ Church
St Aldates
Event cost
Free to enter
Target audience
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
Not required

The annual Tower Poetry competition is the most generous of its kind, rewarding talented young people for writing a poem of up to 48 lines on a set theme each year. Six winners and their schools collectively win over £5000 in prize money, with a first prize of £3000.The top three winners also win places on the biennial Tower Poetry Summer School, next held in August 2021 at Christ Church, Oxford. Entrants must be aged 16-18 on 1 March 2021 and in education in the UK. Theme revealed 2 November 2020. See website for further details: