Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry, the biggest international prize for ecological, environmental and climate-concerned poetry.

Organised by the Poetry School, and judged by novelist, activist and UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and poet, critic and commissioning editor Jade Cuttle. The Ginkgo Prize aims to illuminate the climate crisis and the role that poetry can play in provoking consciousness and change. 

The competition encourages poets from all backgrounds and abilities to interrogate and explore our built and natural environments, to challenge the global climate crisis and celebrate ecological beauty by lending creative space to the writing of poetry.

Working in partnership with AONBs, a separate prize of £500 will be awarded to The Best Poem of Landscape.  The theme is 'landscape' and it is free to enter if a poem already submitted to the Gingko Prize qualifies as a landscape poem.

To help applicants enter, Ginkgo has set up virtual workshops throughout the submissions period (31st July – 31st October 2020). These workshops aim to encourage the writing and understanding of ecopoetry.

The winner of the Ginkgo Prize will be awarded a week-long glamping residency and bespoke rewilding workshop at Knepp Rewilding Safaris.

Event starts at 12:00am.