The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021 is now open for entries and this year will be judged by the fantastic Clare Pollard and Yomi Ṣode.

The competition is open to anyone aged 11-17. The deadline to enter your poem/s is midnight BST 31 July 2021. Entries must be written in English, but you can include phrases in your mother tongue or another language. If you would like to enter an entry in BSL or braille then please contact

It is completely FREE to enter and you can submit as many poems as you wish. Find out more here, and read the rules here. You can also check out lots of writing resources and tips here.

All entrants will receive an e-certificate for participating in this prestigious competition.

For any queries on how to enter this year’s Foyle competition please contact or call 020 7420 9880.