Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

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8 April 2016
The biggest poetry competition for young writers is once more on the hunt for the best poets aged 11-17. It welcomes poems on any theme and entry is completely FREE.

Since it began the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices. Past winners include Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Caroline Bird.

Each year 100 winners (15 top winners and 85 commended) are selected by a team of high profile judges.

Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. They also receive ongoing support and writing development opportunities.

How to Enter

For full details about the rules, prizes, and how to enter, visit

Deadline 31 July 2016.

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