The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017, for poems by writers aged 11-17, is now closed for entries. You can follow our social media pages (we’re on Twitter and Facebook) for updates – and remember to check back on 17 October, when we’ll be announcing 2017’s winning poems. Each year 100 winners (15 top winners and 85 commended) are selected by a team of high profile judges, who this year are Sinéad Morrissey and Kayo Chingonyi.
You can read last year’s Top 15 winning poems in our online anthology, Painting You The Darkness, alongside our fantastic 2016 Commended Anthology.
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Anthology:
Foyle Young Poets of the Year – Commended Poems:
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest award for writers aged 11-17. It welcomes poems on any theme and entry is completely FREE.
Since it began the 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.
Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities. Read more about the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award…
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