Competitions for Children and Young People

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 is now open for entries and this year will be judged by the amazing Maura Dooley and Keith Jarrett. It welcomes poems on any theme and entry is completely FREE.

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

All entrants will receive a certificate for participating in this prestigious competition.

For any queries on how to enter this year’s competition please visit or contact / 020 7420 9880.