Foyle is Here

So, I guess you may, or may not, be familiar with Foyle. So, for those of you who don’t know what Foyle is, then it’s considered to be the biggest online poetry society founded in 1909.

Each year, Foyle arranges the UK’s largest poetry competition for 11-17 year olds. It’s a chance for young poets from all over the world to be able to sign up for the competition and have a chance of being one of the fifteen winners or one of the eighty-five people who get commended. So, there are a hundred winners all in all.

For those of you who are willing to enter after seeing this post, you can click on the above image to be directed to the Foyle Young Poets Competition [2012] page and there you can check out all the details and submit your poems. As I mentioned, the participants must be aged 11-17 (under 18 years old) on the closing date of the competition, which is at midnight on the 31st July, 2012.

The poems you submit shouldn’t necessarily have a specific theme, form, style, etc. It could be any poem you’ve written, whether in class, at home, and whatnot. The poem(s) can be of any length – it doesn’t matter.

Individuals may enter more than one poem, however, Foyle strongly recommends that poets concentrate on drafting and redrafting their poem and send only a selection (suggestions: no more than 6-8 maximum) of their very best. Remember, quality is more important than quantity. 


• Each poem must be the original work of the author, and must not have been previously published, broadcast or have won another competition.
• Entrants must be aged 11-17 on the closing date of the 31st July 2011.
• Poems should be in English.
• Competition entries cannot be returned under any circumstances so please make sure you send copies only.
• No acknowledgment of receipt can be made unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included with the entry. Please ensure the correct postage is used as late entries cannot be accepted.
• Please note that competition entries cannot be returned under any circumstances so please make sure you send copies only.
• The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning this decision.
• Entries sent in by e-mail will not be accepted.
• All entries must be received by midnight on the 31st July 2011. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances.
• All postal entries must be post dated the 31st July 2011 or before.
• Entrants can be from any part of the world – (however please note that we are unable to cover the travel fees for any Top Fifteen International Winners invited to the Arvon Course).
• The copyright of each poem remains with the author. Authors of the winning poems will grant the Poetry Society permission to publish or broadcast the poems.
• All Winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in London in October 2012.


So, I might take down my posted poems temporarily until the results are up.

CopyScape - No for Plagiarism


~ by Núr on July 25, 2012.

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