Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016

Last date to apply

July 31, 2016

About Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

  • The Poetry Society invites young poets to participate in Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016- The world's Largest literary competition.
  • Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 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 July 31, 2016. The participants can choose any theme and submit any length of the poem in English Language.
  • Last year the competition received 7,603 entries from 78 countries
  • The poetry competition will be judged by prize-winning poets Liz Berry and Michael Symmons Roberts and total 100 winners (15 top winners + 85 commended) will be selected and they will get mentorship, Goodies, Books as well as invitation to attend the award ceremony to be held on October 8, 2016.The entries can be submitted till July 31, 2016, and the winners will be announced on October 06, 2016.

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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  • Original Work: The poems being submitted need to be the original work of the contestant and it must not be published elsewhere.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 July 31, 2016.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Reward

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 Rewards

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 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 Londonin 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

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 Application Process-Apply Here

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:

  • Specifications of the Poem: The poemneed to follow thebelow mentioned standards in order to be eligible to participate in the awards:
    • Language: The Poem need 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.

Submission of the Entries

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

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 Selection Process

  • Result: The result of the awards will be made public on October 06, 2016 and individual notifications will be sent to the successful candidates only.

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Address

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

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Contact Details

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

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