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 environment issues or a silly one such as a chocolate wrapper.”
This year is also an extra special year of the competition as it is their 20th anniversary. Keep up to date with all anniversary activities by following them on social media: Facebook and @youngpoetsnet.
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@example.com
Winners of the competition receive a range of prizes. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities.