The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021 is now closed for entries. Best of luck to everyone who entered! The results will be announced in early October. The competition will re-open in Spring 2022.
The competition is open to anyone aged 11-17. The deadline to enter your poem/s is midnight BST 31 July 2021. Entries must be written in English, but you can include phrases in your mother tongue or another language. If you would like to enter an entry in BSL or braille then please contact [email protected].
All entrants will receive an e-certificate for participating in this prestigious competition.
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest poetry competition in the world for writers aged 11-17, and has kick-started the career of the some of the freshest names in poetry. Former winners include Sarah Howe, Helen Mort, Caroline Bird, Richard O’Brien, Jay Bernard and many more.
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 The Poetry Society membership to a stack of poetry goodies. They also continue to receive support and development opportunities from The Poetry Society. We also offer resources for teachers and youth group leaders to enter the young people they work with.