The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Re-opening 2018. 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.


6 thoughts on “The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

    1. Hi Zani,

      This year’s competition will be opening very shortly – keep your eye on YPN and the main Poetry Society website for the announcement!

      Young Poets Network

  1. Hi

    I want to sign up independently (without school helping) as I’ve written what myself and close family rate as quite a powerful piece.
    Is that allowed?

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