Introduction: Founded in 1998, the Foyle Young Poets competition is a highly regarded global contest that attracts thousands of entries annually from aspiring poets around the globe. The competition is free to enter and provides young writers with the opportunity to showcase their work, gain recognition for their talents, and receive support and guidance from established poets. Many previous winners have gone on to achieve great success in the literary world, becoming published authors and receiving numerous accolades for their work.
Judges: Jonathan Edwards – award-winning poet and English teacher, and Jane Yeh – highly acclaimed poet and writer
Requirements: Poems must be written in English but can include phrases in your mother tongue or other language.
Prizes: Every year, 100 winners (85 commendations and 15 top Winners) are invite to the annual prize-giving event in October. Top 15 winners will have their poems printed in the winners’ print anthology and will be invited to join the residential writing course at Arvon Centres. All winners will also receive a year’s Youth Membership of The Poetry Society, goody bag, and support from the Poetry Society.