The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2022 is OPEN for entries!

One of the biggest and most established prizes for young people aged 11 – 17 in the world, they’re looking for aspiring writers to enter their poems to the competition. Winners will be published in an anthology, and receive mentoring opportunities from The Poetry Society, including a weeklong writing retreat for the Top 15 winners; extended engagement with the poetry community through complimentary Youth Membership of The Poetry Society; quarterly copies of Poetry News; and lots of prizes such as poetry books, chocolate, and other goodies. The Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting voices, including Jay Bernard, Sarah Howe, Helen Mort, Phoebe Power, Caroline Bird, Mukahang Limbu, Richard O’Brien and many more incredible poets!

This year’s award will be judged by Anthony Anaxagorou and Mona Arshi. Enter the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award  by midnight, 31st July 2022 here.

Teachers, librarians and youth workers can request a free pack of anthologies and posters for their students. Just email with your address and we’ll post a class set out to you as soon as we can.