Organised by The Poetry Society. Top students will have their work appear in an anthology and/or distributed to libraries. Each year 100 winners (85 Commendations and 15 Overall Winners) are selected by a team of high profile judges and will receive their awards at this year’s London Literature Festival, on Tuesday 17 October. Thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation the competition remains completely free to enter and we are able to offer a wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources. Overall Winners will have their poems published in the annual Foyle Anthology, 24,000 of which are distributed to poets, teachers, students, libraries, schools and arts organisations right across the UK. Additionally, winners attend a week-long intensive residential Arvon course where they develop their creative writing skills alongside fellow poets or benefit from poetry residencies at their school followed by distance mentoring (age-dependent)
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There were 6000 entries from young people last year. It is the largest competition of its kind.
There are no fees to enter this competition.
Poems must be the original work of the author, but there are no necessary skill sets required in order to enter.
This is at the discretion of the participant.