Foyles Winners 13

2013 was a record breaking year – with over 7,478 young people entering from a total of 75 countries, making it the largest literary competition for young people in the world. We were delighted to annouce the 15 Top Winners and 85 Commended Poets, selected by Judges Hannah Lowe and David Morley. The winning poems will be published in Spring 2014 in the Winners Anthology – which will be distributed to schools, libraries, poets and arts organisations right across the UK – but for now you can read the winning poems below and watch our new film all about the Award.

Commended Poets

Foyle Poets Group ShotDalia Ahmed, Madeline Anderson, Isla Anderson, Hanel Baveja, Yasmin Belkhyr, Heather Booton, Alex Bowes, Hannah Broderick, Hannah Burke, India-Rose Channon, Eleanor Coy, Daniella Cugini, Siôn Davenport, Joseph Davison-Duddles, Flora de Falbe, Anna Doak, Hannah Farr, Rory Finnegan, Isabella Fox, Katherine Frain, Iolanthe Francis-Brophy, Iona Freeman, Jonathan Gausden, Alex Greenberg, Hugo Grundy, Sofia Haines, Haroun Hameed, Aisling Harrington-Brown, Elizabeth Hawkins, Rachel Herring, Rosemarie Ho, Ciara Hodgkinson, Catherine Hodgson, Tallulah Hutson, Phyllida Jacobs, Hannah January, Joshua Kam, Joshua Kimelman, Joanne Koong, Holly Law, Anna Leader, Dillon Leet, Fangzhou Liu, Nasim Luczaj, Christine Marella, Gazelle Mba, Conor McKee, Stephen Meisel, Niamh Merritt, Harvey Moldon, Harsha Pattnaik, Iris Pearson, Julia Pearson, Taraneh Peryie, Laura Potts, Carlos Price-Sanchez, Christina Qiu, Sophia Qureshi, Brynnie Rafe, Laura Rosenheim, Elena Saavedra Buckley, Ankita Saxena, Anushka Shah, Alexander Shaw, Max Sheaf, Amanda Silberling, Alice Soewito, Jay Stonestreet, Alex Tan, Oriana Tang, Charis Taplin, Claudia Taylor, Adriane Tharp, Phoebe Thomson, Julia Tompkins, Poppy-Louise Tully, Catherine Valdez, James van Blankenstein, Sophie van Waardenberg, Zainab