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Entries open for Foyle young poets of the year award


Young poets aged 11-17 from all over the world are invited to enter this year's competition with a poem on any theme

Attracting over 7,000 entries from all over world, the Foyle young poets of the year award ranks among the largest and most prestigious literary competitions for young poets. With previous winners coming from the furthest corners of the globe, the judges are once again looking far and wide for exciting new poets aged 11-17.

Over the past 16 years the award has kick-started the careers of many of today's most celebrated new voices, including published and prize-winning poets Caroline Bird, Sarah Howe and Caleb Klaces. The top 15 poets will be published in an anthology that is sent to more than 20,000 readers worldwide. The 14-17-year old winners are also offered the chance to attend a week-long residential course at one of the famous Arvon centres with tutoring from judges Hannah Lowe and David Morely. The younger winners receive a visit to their from a professional poet, followed by distanced mentoring.

The Foyle young poets of the year award is open to any young person writing in English, is free to enter and poems can be of any length and on any theme. The deadline for entries is 31 July 2013. For more information visit foyleyoungpoets.org

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