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The John Pickard Essay Prize 2023 2023 Winner


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 2024, and may be emailed to Katja Robinson at:

PRS Poetry Prize 2023 Winners 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  • Poems may not be withdrawn or altered once submitted into the competition.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 Winners


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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