Young Verses Poetry Competition

A free poetry competition for young people and students who currently live in Northern Ireland.

There are three categories:
Group 1- Age 6-10 years
Group 2- Age 11- 15 years
Group 3- Students aged 16-21 years

Each young person can enter one previously unpublished poem for free- no longer than 20 lines long. (not including the title) Poems can be in any style and on any theme.

Poems must be typed onto a Word Document and attached to the email. No name should be included on the Word document. In the body of the email, please state the poet’s name/ age/ contact phone number/ email address.

Please send your submission to and state in the heading of the email- YOUNG VERSES- (and the category 1, 2 or 3). The deadline for submissions is: midnight 15th April 2018.

First Prize in each category:
A framed certificate/ an opportunity to read your work/ publication in The Bangor Literary Journal/ a writing book and pen

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