Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2023

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2023

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2023 is open.

The competition is organized by the Poetry Society

“ The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young person aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. Since it was founded in 1998, the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices, such as Sarah Howe, Jay Bernard, Helen Mort, Richard Osmond, Caroline Bird, Phoebe Stuckes and many more poets from across the world. With entries from over 6,600 young people last year from across the UK and worldwide, it is the largest competition of its kind and its importance is widely attested.

Young poets can submit poems on any theme, of any length and of any style.

Poems must be written in English.

Poems must be the original work of the author and cannot have been published anywhere.

Our two judges, Jonathan Edwards and Jane Yeh, cannot wait to read your poems.

Send us your poems on any theme, of any length and of any style. Winners receive a range of fantastic prizes, including further mentoring and development opportunities from The Poetry Society, and former winners are among the most successful poets writing today.

Entry is free to 11 – 17 year olds everywhere.

Deadline 31st July 2023.

Entry is free

All 100 winning poets (top 15 and 85 commended) will be notified in September 2023 and invited to an award ceremony in October 2023 (date TBC). All winners will be required to provide a biography, photograph, permission form and proof of age.

  • Authors of the winning poems will grant The Poetry Society irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to republish the work in perpetuity, including (but not limited to):
    • Publishing the work online, including The Poetry Society website. The Poetry Society will notify the writer if a third party requests permission to use their work in any way;
    • Production of reprints;
    • Publication (in print or online) of the work as part of an anthology or as an educational resource.

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