Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Wolf in a suit and hat holding a book.2016

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 is now closed for entries.

Thank you to everyone who who sent in their poems. We will contact all winners in September. Winners will be announced publicly at the Awards ceremony on National Poetry Day, 6 October 2016.

Young writer? Our Young Poets Network has a feast of features and challenges. 


The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the biggest award for writers aged 11-17. It welcomes poems on any theme and entry is completely FREE.

Since it began the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices. Past winners include Sarah Howe, Helen Mort and Caroline Bird.

Each year 100 winners (15 top winners and 85 commended) are selected by a team of high profile judges.

Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities.  


Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7420 9880