Terry Kelly Poetry Prize

Terry Kelly Poetry Prize. Image of Terry Kelly, the late journalist.

Closed April 2020. The Terry Kelly Poetry Prize is an annual poetry prize for young writers 25 and under.

Celebrating our fifth year the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize for young people from the North East. Commemorating the life of Shields Gazette journalist and poetry lover Terry Kelly the prize encourages young people to try poetry.

We have five categories to celebrate our 5th year.

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post 16.
  • Outstanding Group Poem (NEW FOR 2020)
  • Galvanize Prize for boys under 16 (NEW FOR 2020 encouraging more boys to write)

Find out more and enter.

2 thoughts on “Terry Kelly Poetry Prize

    1. Hi Arnit,

      Thanks for your comment. This competition isn’t run by Young Poets Network, but I would advise you to email [email protected] to ask.

      It’s great to hear you’re a keen writer. If you would be interested in entering one of Young Poets Network’s competitions, these are always free to enter and open to poets of all ages up to 25 from across the world. Currently we have open our Nearlyology challenge. This is a challenge asking young writers to explore what has nearly happened to them, and how it’s changed their life. Enter by 11 March for the chance of publication on YPN and an exclusive notebook as well as other poetry goodies. ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/workshop/nearlyology-a-new-poetry-challenge/

      If you’d like me to add you to the Young Poets Network (YPN) ebulletin, that will keep you up to date on a monthly basis on new competitions and opportunities for young writers.

      Do let me know!

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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