Founded in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Prizes are some of the UK's best established writing competitions, offering awards in all three of Scotland’s languages with a prize pot of over £3000.



The 2024 competition is now closed for entries.


Wigtown International Prize: £1500
Runner-up: £200
Wigtown Scots Prize: £500
Runner-up: £200
Supported by Saltire Society
Wigtown Scottish Gaelic Prize: £500
Runner-up: £200
Supported by The Gaelic Books Council
Dumfries & Galloway Fresh Voice Award
Professional support including mentoring by Wigtown Festival Company and a retreat at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre
Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize
30 copies of a pamphlet of your work set by Gerry Cambridge
Supported by The Dark Horse Magazine
Invitation to Read at StAnza
A winner of one or more categories will be selected at the discretion of StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival and Wigtown Festival Company







In association with:

The Gaelic Books Council
Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre
Saltire Society
Scottish Poetry Library
StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival