2 thoughts on “Ilkley Festival Children’s and Young People’s Poetry and Short Story Competition

    1. Hi Gabriel,

      Thanks for your comment. Young Poets Network are not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these by following the links included on the page. This competition is now open again and will close in September: http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/posts/autumn-festival/enter-2018-childrens-writing-competitions

      If you are aged 11-17, you are also eligible for the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, with life-changing prizes such as mentoring, poetry books and more: foyleyoungpoets.org It’s one of the biggest competitions for young poets in the world!

      We would also love to receive poetry by you in our free Young Poets Network challenges. You might be interested in the challenge we currently have open, inspired by the enigmatic and inviting work of poet W.S. Graham. Enter a Cloud, Imagine a Forest now: bit.ly/wsgchallenge

      And another asks for responses to Freud’s Civilisation and Its Discontents – learn more on the challenge page and enter by 15 July: bit.ly/freudchallenge

      You can also get inspired by the Timothy Corsellis Prize, responding to poets of the Second World War: bit.ly/corsellis18

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list: ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/sign-up-to-young-poets-network/

      I hope this is helpful, and best of luck with your writing!

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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