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The John Pickard Essay Prize 2023


You are invited to enter a monograph of not more than 2000 words for The John Pickard Essay Prize. The monograph may be on any individual related to the Pre-Raphaelite circle.
The winner will receive a £100 prize and publication in the PRS Review, and the 2nd and 3rd-place runners-up will receive a year's membership to the Society. The final decision will be made by the Committee of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.
Entries are to be received by 31st December 2023, and may be emailed to Katja Robinson at:

PRS Poetry Prize 2023  2023 Results


1st Prize: £100
2nd Prize: 1 year free PRS membership
3rd Prize: 1 year free PRS membership

Poet-in-Residence’s Commendation: 1 year free PRS membership
Vice-President’s Commendation: 1 year free PRS membership

Rules for Entry
The three winning poems will be published in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Review, along with two Commended poems.

General Info

  • Entry is open to all writers of any nationality, aged 18 years and over.

  • The competition will be judged by the PRS Vice-President Dr Serena Trowbridge and by the Society’s Poet‑in‑Residence,
    Sarah Doyle. All entries will be seen by both judges.

  • Poems may be in any style, but must be written in English.

  • Poems must in some way reflect an aspect (or aspects) of the lives or works of the Pre‑Raphaelite Brotherhood or their broader circle.

  • Every poem should be accompanied by a brief (maximum 100 words) explanation of how the poem relates to the

  • Poems must be typed/printed on A4 paper; hand-written entries are not permitted.

  • The maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.

  • The closing date for this competition is 30th January 2024.

  • A maximum of three poems per entrant may be submitted.


  • Poems must be the entrant’s own work.

  • Poems may not have been previously published – in print, electronically or online; nor broadcast via any means (including podcasting); nor exhibited in a public place.

  • Poems should not be submitted for consideration elsewhere during the competition and during the subsequent period of adjudication.

  • Winning poems should not be submitted for publication elsewhere prior to appearing in the Review.

  • Poems may not have won a prize in previous competitions.

  • Poems may not be withdrawn or altered once submitted into the competition.

  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into.

  • Entry into the competition implies an understanding and acceptance of the Rules for Entry,

How to Enter

  • No identifying marks should appear on the poem/s or on accompanying explanation/s.

  • On a SEPARATE sheet of paper, please include your name, address, telephone number, email address and the name/s of your poems on a separate page.

  • The entrance fee is £2 per poem or £5 for 3 poems: Please pay your fee via our Donate page.

  • Please send TWO COPIES of your poem/s and explanation/s, and one copy of your personal details to:

  • The Competition Secretary, 21 Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Worcestershire B60 4DP or email your submission with the poem(s) attached to

PRS Art Competition 2023


Calling all budding artists!
Are you a burgeoning Pre-Raphaelite? Do you have secret artistic talents and would like to see your work reproduced in our Journal? A PRS panel will judge the entries. We would love to see your work and ideas!

1st Prize: £100
2nd Prize: 1 year free PRS membership
3rd Prize: 1 year free PRS membership

Criteria for entry
• Medium: entries can be in any visual medium, traditional or digital, in colour or monochrome
• Subject: works submitted should be related to / inspired by the PRB, their circle or their legacy in visual art, poetry & prose
• One entry per person
• Please provide your name and address; a few sentences to accompany or explain your work are optional.
• Deadline for submissions is 1st February 2024

Please send entries to the following address:
​Katja Robinson, 7 Newhouse Farm Cottages, North Berwick, EH39 5JB
Or scan/photograph your work and email it to:
Good Luck!

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