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Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Entry is FREE

What: The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is one of the biggest and most established prizes for young people aged 11 – 17 in the world. Submit poems on any theme, of any length and of any style.

Prizes: a bunch of exciting prizes and will be published by The Poetry Society.

Judges: Anthony Anaxagorou and Mona Arshi.

Deadline: 31 July 2022.

More info: Find out more here.

Wells Festival of Literature  – 2022 Young Poets Competition

Entry fee: £3

What: Entries to the Young Poets Competition must not be longer than 35 lines. The poems can be about any subject, and must be anonymous. Competitors may only submit one entry and must be aged 16 to 22 inclusive, at the closing submission date on 30 June 2022.

Prizes: £150, £75, £50 plus a year’s membership of The Poetry Society.

Judge: Caleb Parkin.

Deadline: 30 June 2022.

More info: Find out more here.

Adults

Wells Festival of Literature  – 2022 Open Poets Competition

Entry fee: £6

What: Entries to the Open Poets Competition must not be longer than 35 lines. The poems can be about any subject, and must be anonymous.

Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, Local £100.

Judge: Tristram Fane Saunders.

Deadline: 30 June 2022.

More info: Find out more here.