Deadline: 31 July 2017. The biggest poetry competition for young writers is once more on the hunt for the very best poems by writers aged 11-17. This year’s judges are Kayo Chingonyi and Sinéad Morrissey.
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award has kick-started the career of the some of the freshest names in poetry. Former winners included Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Caroline Bird.
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.