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The Suffolk Young Poets Competition is one of the UK’s oldest poetry showcases for children’s writing.


Since 1989, the Competition has received over 30,000 entries from schools and individual submissions from around the



Now a Poetry People project, it’s in safe hands – because it’s the same team (Dean, Naomi, Michael Laskey and Jeni Smith) who have devised, delivered and developed the Competition since it began.


Poetry People will continue the outstanding tradition of this annual celebration of Suffolk young poets.


Suffolk Young Poets 2016 is delivered in partnership

with Halesworth Arts Festival.


Grateful thanks to The Limbourne Trust  for funding support

and to Silk Pearce for sponsorship.

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