About Foyle Young Poets of the Year

Click on the links to read the top 15 and highly commended entries from 2019 judged by two wonderful poets Jackie Kay and Raymond Antrobus.

The current competition is now open until 31st July 2020. For information about the competition go to: https://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/foyle-young-poets-of-the-year-award/

This year it will be judged by two inspiring poets Maura Dooley and Keith Jarrett.

The competition is open to anyone aged 11-17. The deadline to enter your poem/s is midnight 31 July 2020. Entries must be written in English, but you can include phrases in your mother tongue or another language. If you would like to enter an entry in British Sign Language or Braille then please contact fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk.

It is completely FREE to enter and you can enter as many poems as you wish. All entrants will receive a certificate for participating in this prestigious competition.

For any queries on how to enter this year’s competition please contact fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk or call 020 7420 9880.