Forward/emagazine Creative Critics 2020

A Poetry Competition for Advanced Level Students

Creative Critics



  • Close of competition: 5pm Wednesday 30th September (We will not be able to accept entries received after 5pm, so don’t leave it to the last minute!)
  • Winners contacted: 14th October
  • Results announced online: 25th October

The judges

This year, the emagazine editors will be joined by poet Julia Copus to judge the competition.


  • Winner: £200
  • Two runners-up: £50
  • The winning entry will be published in the February 2021 issue of emagazine

Who can enter the competition?

emagazine competitions are open to all 16-19 year olds currently in full-time education. This means that students who finished their A Level courses (or equivalent courses such as IB, BTEC and Pre-U) in Summer 2020 are eligible to enter.