Essex Young Poet Of The Year

Closed. This free competition is open to anyone 16 or under living in, or attending school in, Essex. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories, 7 and under, 11 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under. The title ‘Essex Young Poet of the Year’ will be awarded to the overall winner.  Age is taken into consideration when making this award.

There are prizes in first, second and third place in each category, and an additional prize to the overall winner. In addition, approximately 30 of the best entries will be published in a children’s poetry anthology.


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    1. Hi Adenuga,

      Young Poets Network are not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these opportunities by following the links included on the page. I don’t believe this competition has a theme, but do check the website for more!

      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: It’s one of the biggest competitions for young poets in the world!

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list:

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

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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