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SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society’s national youth slam championships, the longest running in the country. Established in 2002 it is committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of spoken word artists. Entries are submitted via filmed poem on the theme of Identity, and will be judged by a panel of artists including Kate Tempest. The 6 final winners will be invited to London to attend a master class led by poet Joelle Taylor, before performing a debut professional set at the Royal Festival Hall on October 31st. Open to all 12 -18 year olds resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. 

Closing date: midnight Friday 10 October 

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FOYLE Young Poets of the year

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is for poems written by any young poet aged 11-17. Since it began 15 years ago the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices. It is the largest competition of its kind and is free to enter.

Each year 100 winners (85 Commendations and 15 Overall Winners) are selected by a team of high profile judges. The winners receive their awards at an annual prize-giving event on National Poetry Day.

Deadline: Midnight 31 July

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Creative Writing Ink's Monthly Competition is calling for short stories or poetry with a limit of 3,000 words to be submitted at the end of each month. One overall winner from all short story and poetry entries will be selected every month and the winner's details will be posted on the website and in the newsletter along with a gift voucher prize. Get writing!

Deadline: End of each month. 

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