Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017

The biggest poetry competition for young writers is once more on the hunt for the very best poems by writers aged 11-17!

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. Since it was founded in 1998 the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices, including Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Caroline Bird.

This year, the Award will be judged by Sinéad Morrissey and Kayo Chingonyi

The top 100 chosen poets (15 top winners and 85 commended), receive a range of fantastic prizes, from mentoring to a place on a life-changing Arvon writing course, from Poetry Society membership to a stack of poetry goodies. They also continue to receive support and development opportunities from The Poetry Society.

For details of how to enter visit

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