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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Wed 31 Jul 2019

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career. Since it was founded in 1998 the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices, such as Sarah Howe, Jay Bernard, Helen Mort, Richard Osmond, Caroline Bird and Phoebe Stuckes.

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 an annual prize-giving event in October. Thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation the competition remains completely free to enter

Winners receive amazing prizes including membership of The Poetry Society and a stack of poetry goodies. Winners also 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 or distance-mentoring depending on their age and location.

Deadline: 31 July 2019

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