Young Poet Laureate

Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate 2021 to 2022

Entries for this year’s Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate competition have now closed.

The competition is run jointly by Worcestershire Libraries and Severn Arts.

Each year, young people from across the county are invited to take part by submitting two examples of their work for review by a judging panel. 

Submissions are judged across 3 different age categories: 8 to 11, 12 to 15 and 16 to18, with one winner per age bracket. Of the three finalists, one young person is awarded the title of Young Poet Laureate.   

Through a range of events and opportunities, the programme celebrates young people’s writing talent and provides platforms for young people to make their voices heard, explore issues that matter to them and perform their work to a wide range of audiences. 

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

Ellie Dart is the current Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate 2020 - 2021 – read Ellie's story (opens in a new window)