The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2012 is now open for entries. Entries for the award are open to poets aged 11-17 years; it is “recognised as a career-changing competition of cultural significance nationally and internationally, with previous winners coming from as far as New Zealand, Malaysia and the U.S.A”.
It claims to attract over 7,000 entries from young people every year, and is an excellent platform for those considering a career in writing.
Below are the details.
Entries Accepted from: 12 March 2012
Closes on: 31 July 2012
Judges: Helen Mort and Christopher Reid
Entry Fee: Free | You can enter online
Official Website: www.foyleyoungpoets.org
The competition is free to enter. Poets can enter more than one poem, of any length, on any theme. The competition is based in the UK but entries from all countries accepted as long as they meet the above criteria.
The entry form can also be requested by writing to:
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
22 Betterton Street