How is the judging carried out?
All entered poems will be read first by a panel of published poets, lecturers and other experts. This panel will draw up long and short lists, the length of which will vary according to the number and quality of entries. No poem will be rejected without having been read by at least two panel members. The short lists will be sent to the year's final judge/s for their adjudication.
Details of the long and short lists will be available by post (with an sae) and from the website. This will enable each entrant to find out exactly how far through the rounds his/her poems have progressed.