The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest award for writers aged 11-17. It welcomes poems on any theme and entry is completely FREE. Since it began the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices. Past winners include Jay Bernard, Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Caroline Bird. We’re very pleased that Daljit Nagra and Caroline Bird will be judging this year’s competition.
Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities. Read more about the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award…
We’ve got oodles of fun activities lined up for our 20th anniversary, so do follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up to the Young Poets Network mailing list to receive all the inside information on this year of celebrations.
Plus, we have some tip top resources for any entrants and Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award fans:
- Read the stunning winning poems from 2017’s competition in our free online anthology, There Was A Word For That.
- Find out about the judges and what they’re looking for in a winning poem.
- Catch up with YPN’s exclusive interview with Caroline Bird, a former Foyle Young Poet and a judge this year. She reflects on her win and offers advice to all poets.
- Celebrate the launch by ordering some FREE posters of previous winners’ poems alongside 2018 judge Daljit Nagra.
- Enter the competition and share it with other eligible entrants on Twitter and Facebook!
If you have any questions, do get in touch with us. We can’t wait to read your poems.
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Telephone: 020 7420 9880