This one looks worth checking out. I got a bit confused, trying to work out what/when to submit! It appears in both print and online. There’s a slot for younger poets (under 18). https://pankmagazine.com
Young People’s Free Online Courses!
Some fab-looking online courses for ages 9 to 17, run by the National Centre for Writing. Details here.
YOUNG POETS – DEADLINE 28 FEBRUARY 2020!
Global Acts of Unity is hosting a poetry competition on the theme of ‘Unity’ for students age 11-18. Open to written poems of up to 400 words, or video of rap/performance poetry of up to 2 minutes. Sorry for the last-minute posting of this one. Full details here.
Waltham Forest Poetry Competition
Thanks to Dawn Vincent of Mindfizz for this one. Open to poets from around the world, this poetry competition on the theme of ‘where I’m from’ is free to enter for under-18s (over-18s can enter for a small fee). Winning and commended poems will be published in an anthology. Deadline: Monday 7 October 2019, midnight UK time. https://pctothepowerof2.wordpress.com/enter/
Poets under the age of 30 on 1 January 2018 who have a Scottish parent; were born, brought up in or have lived in Scotland for the past three years are invited to submit a collection to the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Deadline 2 March 2018.
Agincourt 600 Young Poets’ Competition
Copied and pasted from Poetry Library newsletter:
Closing Date: 31-Jan-16
Calling all writers between the ages of 5 and 18 from the UK – enter the Agincourt 600 Poetry Competition. This new competition, launched in partnership with Agincourt 600, commemorates 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt, a landmark conflict in European history. This battle looms large in our imaginations for lots of reasons, including the scale of the French loss and the acclaim that was lavished on the victorious Henry V. We’re looking for poems which delve into Agincourt’s history and legacy to explore the battle afresh. The judges for the competition will be Agincourt 600, the Poetry Society, and Daljit Nagra, and prizes will be awarded in two categories for primary-level and secondary-level entrants. The overall winner in each category will receive a certificat e, £100 in book tokens and a day of poetry workshops at the winners’ school.http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2015/10/28/agincourt-600-young-poets-competition/
Competition for Poetry by Ages 12 to 17
Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2016 has Ian McMillan as the judge. The competition is free for poets aged 12 to 17. (There is a charge for adults to enter.) Deadline for entries: 15 January 2016. Winners will be contacted by 15 March 2016. Winning entries will be displayed on one of the 33 buses in Guernsey.
More information (the page is still showing last year’s winners): http://guernseyliteraryfestival.com/images/pom-competition2016.pdf (If this link doesn’t work, click on the download link on the page: http://guernseyliteraryfestival.com/index.php/2015-04-07-09-46-01/poems-on-the-move)
Young Poet Laureate for London 2015 – apply now!
This looks an exciting opportunity for young people living in Greater London:
“Applications are invited from young people aged 21–30. You must be in this age range on 17 August 2015 and you must live in a London Borough. Greater London includes 32 Boroughs – you cannot apply if you live outside these. (if you are not sure, then please email and ask). The role requires that you are actually living in London and is not open to those living elsewhere in the UK, even if you are originally from London. The position is not suitable for those in full time education, or for those who already have significant professional commitments.” Click on the link below for more information.
Young Laureates for London
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
This prestigious international prize is open to poets aged 11 to 17. Deadline 31 July 2015.
The following is copied from the website:
‘With acclaimed poets Liz Berry and Michael Symmons Roberts at the helm, this year’s competition is once again on the hunt for the world’s most exciting new poets aged 11-17. Last year the Award received entries from 7,603 young poets from a total 78 countries, cementing its position as the world’s largest literary competition. Among last year’s winners were poets from France, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Canada and the USA – and from right across the UK.’
For more information, visit: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/foyle-young-poets-of-the-year-award/
Young Poets Network Resource Site
Supported by Arts Council England and the Poetry Society, among others, this is a great place to visit if you’re a young poet: http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/
Visit the site for advice on submitting your work, for explanations about terminology, for listings of poetry-related opportunities, and even for the chance to have your poem/s published on the site.