Foyle Foundation Calls out to Young Poets for the Poetry Society’ Competition

The Foyle Foundation is going to organise Poetry Society’ Competition, which is aimed at young and promising poets who are in the age group of 11-17 years. The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is a global platform which provides opportunities for everyone as the contest is open to all young poets aged 11-17.

Created On: Jul 12, 2017 15:49 IST
Modified On: Jul 13, 2017 09:49 IST

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is a global platform, an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate writing career, poem specifically and launch.

Foyle Foundation Young Poets

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Application submission closes on July 30, 2017 7:30 PM. To check the eligibility and application procedures follow the proceedings:  


The contest is open to all. The age of the entrants must be between 11-17 years. The poems can be any length and theme. The submissions must be in English language, original and unpublished. Suggested number of poem is one, but no more than 4-6 poems to be submitted.


100 winning poets, top 15 and 85 commended, will be invited to the award ceremony in October 2017. The winning work will be used for publication/ broadcast, production of reprints and publication of the work as part of an anthology or as an educational resource.


Entries can be made both via email and post to Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX.


The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities. Since it was founded in 1998 the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices, such as Helen Mort, a successful poet whose first collection was recently published by Chatto & Windus. With entries from over 7,600 young people this year across from the UK and worldwide, it is the largest competition of its kind and its importance is widely attested.

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