Call for entries to the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018


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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – SLUDTERA would like to inform parents, guardians, teachers, students, and principals that there is currently a call for entries to the Foyle Young Poets of the year award 2018.

The 2018 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is closed, but this is another great opportunity for students to participate in a writing competition.

The competition will be open until midnight (BST) on 31st July 2018 and is eligible for anyone aged 11-17 years at the date of the deadline. You can enter the competition here.

This year’s poet judges are Caroline Bird and Daljit Nagra.

For the competition this year, Caroline has said that she will be looking for “a poem that feels alive on the page… rich with imagery and playfulness, highly alert to language.” Whilst Daljit remarked that “all I’m looking for is a poet having a good time, whether it be about a serious subject such as environmental issues or a silly one such as a chocolate wrapper.”

The Top 15 winning poems and 85 commended poems will be published in an online anthology later this month. The Top 15 winning poems are also available as a physical publication, which has a print run of 24,500 and is, therefore, one of the largest print runs of a FREE poetry anthology. If you would like to request a class set then please email [email protected]

You can read the 2017 Top 15 winning poems in the online anthology, There was a word for that alongside our fantastic 2017 Commended Anthology.

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