2018 Poetry People Website Background

The ten winning Suffolk Young Poets will enjoy the following benefits and prizes:


The opportunity to read their poem on stage at the Halesworth Arts Festival, as part of a Suffolk Young Poets evening celebration featuring a leading poet for children


A place on the Suffolk Young Poets workshop afternoon.


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


A £20 book token and a Top Ten Winner certificate. Shortlisted poets will be awarded Highly Commended certificates.


Publication in the East Anglian Daily Times and on the Poetry People website.  



Leading design group Silk Pearce are keen to support and recognise the best poems by young people. They have designed a stylish new trophy which will be given to the Suffolk school with the strongest overall entry to the Competition. The Prize – which will also include an invaluable selection of poetry and creative writing books for the school’s library – will be awarded at the celebration event on Friday 14 October at the Halesworth Arts Festival.

2016 SYP Winner Certificate