Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate competition is run jointly by Severn Arts and Worcestershire Libraries, celebrating the talented voices of young local poets by inviting them to submit their written poetry for the opportunity to perform at the Young Poet Laureate final. 

The competition is open to children and young people aged 10 – 18. One winner is chosen for each age bracket (school years 6 - 8, 9 - 11 and 12 - 13) and from the three finalists, one young person is awarded the title of Young Poet Laureate. 

2024 competition now open! 
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About previous Young Poet Laureate competitions 

Previous Young Poet Laureates have had their work published, performed live, been interviewed by local radio and commissioned to write more poetry.

To find out more the Young Poet Laureate competition, take a look at
some of our previous winners via the links below.