Named for Poet and Professor Emeritus of English at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (The UWI), The Edward Baugh Prize for Poetry is one of four prizes being awarded on March 21, 2019 – World Poetry Day.
Open to an emerging poet under the age of thirty-five (35) residing in the eastern end of the island (namely, the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas and Portland). The prize will include a cash award of US$1000. The prize is administered in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Poetry and Poetics.
- The prize is open to Jamaican nationals under the age of thirty-five (35)
- Applicants must reside in one of the eastern parishes, namely Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas and Portland
- The submitted poems must be the original work of the applicant
- Poems may be written on any subject of the applicant’s choosing
- Poems submitted for this prize should not have been previously published