2023 Young Poet Laureate and category competition winners

Amelie Simon is Worcestershire's Young Poet Laureate 2023 and winner of the year 12 - 13 group. Bethany Lunney was the winner for the year 6 - 8 group and Evie West for the year 9 - 11 group. 

To take part in the competition each applicant was required to submit a poem based on the theme 'Time'. Shortlisted applicants then had the opportunity to perform their poem, along with a second poem, at the Young Poet Laureate final at The Hive on Sunday 19 March.

The poems submitted to the competition by Amelie, Bethany and Evie and other entrants can all be read in the online collection below.