BRITAIN'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE FOR YOUNG WRITERS AGED 11 to 17 YEARS IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is now open for entries. The prize is for young writers from across the world. Last year's competition attracted entries from a staggering 7,351 young writers from 60 countries worldwide, making it one of the largest literary competitions in the world.
Since it began 16 years ago the Award has kick-started the career of some of today's most exciting new voices. The phrase 'Former Foyle Young Poet', is now commonly found in professional biographies as alumni continue to make their mark on the wider literary world, their names appearing on bookshelves and at festivals the world over. The Poetry online Alumni Library celebrates the successes of these exciting new voices.
"I am absolutely delighted to be judging the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award this year. I am certain we will discover some really exciting new voices."
Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2013 Judge, Hannah Lowe
"This journey has been transforming and surreal. I would encourage all young writers to submit to this competition while the chance still remains."
Sara Henry, former Foyle Young Poet of the Year
Open for Submissions: 11th March 2013
Deadline: 31st July 2013
Judges: Hannah Lowe and David Morley