Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 is now closed and will re-open in spring 2019. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 2 October.

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 are the judges of 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:

If you have any questions, do get in touch with us.

The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Telephone: 020 7420 9880

Published March, 2018

4 thoughts on “Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018

    1. Hi Muhammad,

      Thanks for your comment. The winners will be announced on 2 October at Southbank Centre, London.

      All best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

        1. Hi Muhammad,

          The winners have now all been contacted and their names will be announced on 2 October.

          Best wishes,

          Helen at YPN

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