The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 is now closed. Entrants will be contacted in late September and winners will be announced in October 2020. Check back in Spring 2021 for next year’s 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.