Chance to find the first ever youth poet laureate for west yorkshire

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Pupils in Year 4, Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to submit their original poetry for a chance to be given the prestigious title of first-ever Young Poet Laureate for West Yorkshire. The chosen poet will become an ambassador for poetry in the region - could they be in your school?

Does your school have a budding poet brimming with inspiration?    

In partnership with Tracy Brabin Mayor for West Yorkshire, we recently launched the search for the first ever young person to become poet laureate for the region (years 4, 9 and 10). This is a fantastic platform and opportunity for a young person to have an experience with other poets, gain valuable work experience and profile around their own poetry writing. We need your help to find the regional poet laureate from Bradford!

How to enter the competition

Entries may be sent as files, photos or scans by email to by the end of Monday 12 June 2023. The competition is free to enter. 

Essential information

  • Eligible entries are poems in written and video format in all languages, including BSL
  • Entries featuring a language other than English must include an English translation
  • Each young poet may submit only one poem and each school may submit a maximum of two poems from each participating year group
  • Submitted poems must be the young poets’ original work

Poems with joint authorship are ineligible


Head to our website to find out more!




Published: 26/05/2023
Audience: Primary and Secondary English/Literacy Leads and Librarians
Contact: Imran Hafeez

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