Deadline 23rd June


Somerset Young Poets Competition 2018

A new competition for Somerset young poets.

Taunton’s Fire River Poets, in partnership with Arts Council England, Somerset Live and Pizza Express invites young poets to enter the Young Poets Competition as part of the Taunton Live Arts Festival in July, 2018.


Deadline: 23rd June.     Entry is Free. 

Prizes include:
Publication of your poem in a beautiful limited-edition anthology.

Book tokens, journals and pens… and pizza for you, your friends and family!

Inclusion of your poem in a touring exhibition across the South West.

A visit to your school by a professional poet.

A chance to read your poem at the Taunton Live arts awards prize-giving ceremony.

A place on a reading tour of schools across Somerset.

Prize giving: Taunton Library 5-7 pm Wednesday 18th July (as part of Taunton Live arts awards prize-giving ceremony)

A limited number of free school workshops is available.

Click for Full Details and an Application Form visit the Fire River Poets website: