Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Foyle Young Poets

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is for poems written by any young poet aged 11-17. Since it began 15 years ago the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices. It is the largest competition of its kind and is free to enter.

Each year 100 winners (85 Commendations and 15 Overall Winners) are selected by a team of high profile judges. The winners receive their awards at an annual prize-giving event on National Poetry Day.


The competition is now closed for entries. Winners will be announced on National Poetry Day.


Acclaimed poets Liz Berry and Michael Symmons Roberts have been announced as this year’s judges. Find out more about this year’s competition.


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