The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet 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, Phoebe Power, Richard Osmond, Jay Bernard and Helen Mort. With entries from nearly 6,000 young people last year from across the UK and worldwide, it is the largest competition of its kind and its importance is widely attested.
The 2019 judges include Ted Hughes Award winner Raymond Antrobus and Scottish Makar Jackie Kay.
It is completely free for anyone aged 11-17 years old and teachers can enter class entries by using a class entry form.