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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2023

We are delighted to share that the 2023 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is open to submissions from all poets aged 11-17 years old.

Poems can be sent on any theme, of any length and of any style.


  • The top 15 winners will have their poems printed in the winners’ print anthology. 25,000 copies of which are distributed to school, libraries and poetry enthusiasts.
  • The top 15 winners will be invited to attend a residential writing course at one of the prestigious Arvon Centres, or receive alternative sustained mentoring from a professional poet.
  • The 85 commended poets will have their work published in an online anthology and their names in the print anthology.

This competition is free to enter.

For full details, please refer here.

Enquiries about submissions should be directed to The Poetry Society, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by The Poetry Society, not the Commonwealth Foundation.