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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011
The UK's largest poetry competition for 11-17 year olds - is open for entries!

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is a key award for young writers aged 11-17. Each year 100 winners (85 Commendations and 15 Overall Winners) are selected by a team of high profile judges, and receive their awards at an annual prize-giving event on National Poetry Day.  Last year was a record year - with a staggering 20,000+ poems entered from the UK and worldwide. The 15 Overall Winners attend a week-long intensive residential Arvon course or receive a poetry residency at their school followed by distance mentoring (age dependent), and have their poems published in the yearly Foyle Anthology. The competition is free to enter and writers must be aged 11-17 on the closing date of the 31st July 2011 to submit –see full rules on the website

Please note that we also have eye-catching posters and free copies of the anthology of the 2010 winning poems, I Will See Great Things, to send on for display and distribution. Simply email your postal address to or call 020 7420 9892 and they will post a pack to you (while stocks last).
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Organisation: The Poetry Society