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This year there will be ten winners and a new prize awarded to the Best Poem in Translation by a young poet whose mother tongue is not English. All the winning Suffolk Young Poets will enjoy the following benefits and prizes:


• The opportunity to read their poem on stage at our Prizewinners event in March 2020, alongside a leading writer for children.


• A place on the Suffolk Young Poets workshop afternoon in March 2020 at The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth.


• An illustrated poster of each winning poem, individually created by design group Silk Pearce.


• A Suffolk Young Poets Competition Trophy, £20 book token and a Top Ten Winner certificate. Up to 40 Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded.


• Publication on the Poetry People website and on social media


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Leading design group Silk Pearce are keen to support and recognise the best poems by young people. They have designed our stylish  trophies, given to each of the ten winners and also to the Suffolk school with the strongest overall entry to the Competition. The Prize  will be awarded at the celebration event in March 2020.