End of July deadline for Foyle Young Poets of the Year
Liz Berry and Michael Symmons Roberts will be judging this year’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year award which looks for 15 top winners and 85 commended poets aged 11-17 from all over the world.
This year’s winners will be announced in London on National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015. The top 15 winning poems are published in the yearly winners’ anthology, and the top 15 winners are also invited to attend a week’s residential creative writing course at an Arvon centre or receive a poet residency in their school (age dependent). Last year’s competition had a record entry of 7,603 young poets from 78 countries. The award was founded by the Poetry Society in 1998. The closing date is 31 July. Entry details