Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017

Last date to apply

31 July 2017

About Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Poetry Society, United Kingdom invites young poets to participate in Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 which is world's Largest literary competitionFoyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 is for young poets in the age group of 11-17 years.There is no entry fee and the entries can be submitted online as well as offline on or before 31 July 2017. The participants can choose any theme and submit any length of the poem in the English Language.

  • Last year the competition received over 7000 entries from more than 80 countries.
  • The poetry competition will be judged by prize-winning poets and total 100 winners (15 top winners + 85 commented) will be selected and they will get mentorship, Goodies, Books as well as invitation to attend the award ceremony to be held in October 2017.The entries can be submitted till 31 July 2017, and the winners will be announced in the month of September 2017.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017 Important Dates

 

Events Dates
Last date to submit entry 31 July 2017
Declaration of result  September 2017
Award ceremony October 2017

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Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age 11-17 years 
Details
  • Nationality: Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards are open for individuals of all nationalities.
  • Original Work: The poems being submitted need to be the original work of the contestant and it must not be published elsewhere.
  • Age: The age of the contestant need to be between 11-17 years on 31 July 2017.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Reward

Out of the entries received, 100 winners will be selected. 15 of them will be Top Winners and remaining 85 will be Commended winners. The details of the prizes are as follow:

  • Publication: Top 15 winners will have their poems published in Winners’ Anthology along with names of all the 85 Commended winners.
    • 20,000+ of Winners’ Anthologies are sent out across the United Kingdom and beyond.
  • Mentoring Course: The Top 15 winners will be invited to Arvon Centers to attend a week long residential course OR a leading poet will give them a short residency in their school followed by distance mentoring.
  • Subscription: All the winners will get 12 months’ Youth Membership and the opportunity to contribute to the Young Poets Network Digital Platform.
  • Ceremony Invitation: All the winners will be invited to attend a prestigious Award Ceremony in London on the occasion of National Poetry Day in October.
    • The winners will have to cover their International Travel expenses.
  • Books: All the winners will get books published by Faber & Faber, Forward Arts Foundation, Bloodaxe Books, Picador, Walker Books, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan Children’s Books, Inpress Books, Puffin, Seren, and tall-lighthouse.
  • Support and Encouragement: All the 100 winners will be provided with ongoing support and encouragement from the Poetry Society in the form of publication, performance and internship opportunities.
  • Goodies:  Divine Chocolate will supply extra goodies for the winners.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Application form and Process

The applications for Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award can be made by both modes i.e. online as well as offline. The applicants ca download the form fill it and send by the means of post or can submit their entries online using the website. The details of the Poem and submission process are as follow:

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Specifications of the Poem: The poem needs to follow the below-mentioned standards in order to be eligible to participate in the awards:

  • Language: The Poem needs to be in English only.
  • Theme: There is no specific theme for the awards, candidates can submit whatever they have written in school, home or from their own imagination.
  • Word Limit: There is no word limit applicable for the work being submitted.
  • Number of Entries: Individuals participating in the contest can submit any number of entries but they are advised to submit 4-6 poems which they consider as their best.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Entry Submission


The entries can be submitted Online as well as Offline. The details of the submission process are as follow:

  • Online Submission: The contestants are required to visit the official website and complete the formalities related to form submission, once done with form filling they can proceed with the submission of their poem. 
  • Offline Submission: The candidates who want to opt for offline submission can download the application form, fill it and send it along with the poems on the address mentioned below:

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Selection Process

  • The result of the awards will be made public in the month of September  2017 and individual notifications will be sent to the successful candidates only.
  • Venue and exact date of result declaration are yet to be announced. The winner candidates will have to provide a biography, photograph and permission form. 

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Contact Details

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX

Phone: 020 7420 9880
Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk

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