Pratyusha Prakash

Pratyusha Prakash is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Translation’ and Cape Farewell ‘Fire and Ice’ challenges….

Linda Phan

Linda Phan is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

Felicity Marks

Felicity Marks is a winner of the Poetry Society Young Poets of the Year 2000 and 2001.

Jay Degenhardt

Jay is commended in the Who is Giselle? poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Thomas Yates

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 1998 and 1999.

Louise Watson

Louise Watson is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’ and ‘Put a mask on’ challenge….

Lily Smart

Lily is the 3rd prize winner in the 16-18 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network….

Sugar J

Sugar J’s poem ‘Give Invisible’ was commissioned as part of the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box project, in a partnership with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating…

William Thomas

William is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Jayant Kashyap

Jayant is the third-prize winner in the Bletchley Park challenge on Young Poets Network….

Vivian Vasquez

Vivian is a winner in the Short Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith teaches for the University of Sussex, the Arvon Foundation, and runs a creative writing enrichment group for young writers. Widely admired, her three poetry collections to date have…

Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Winter’ and ‘Canal’….

Annabelle Fuller

Annabelle Fuller is a winner of Young Poets Network challenges  ‘Palimpsest Poetry – the Greys Court Challenge’, ‘Automatic writing’, and ‘Shakespeare’s shoes’…

Aisha Siddique

Aisha is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #4. 

Jamie Hancock

Jamie is a 3rd prize winner in the Timothy Corsellis Prize 2017 on Young Poets Network, and is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge. He is also a winner in the…

Hetty Mosforth

Hetty is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson’s poem ‘Balotelli’ was commissioned as part of the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box project, in a partnership with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating extraordinary…

Rosie Levene

Rosie is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Shamima Begum

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 1998 and 1999.

Emma White

Emma is a winner in the Great Fire poetry challenge on Young Poets Network…

Asmaa Jama

Asmaa is commended in the Bletchley Park challenge on Young Poets Network….

Gwenllian Rees

Gwenllian is the second-prize winner of Bailey Blackburn’s 2018 August challenge #2 on found poems on Young Poets Network. …

Harry Parks

Harry is a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2. 

Alice Hill-Woods

Alice is the third-prize winner in the Civilisation and Its Discontents challenge on Young Poets Network, inspired by Freud’s work of the same name. …

Sarahana Chemjong

Sarahana is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield….

Lovena Nawoor

Lovena is highly commended in the Young Poets Network 2017 August challenge #2, themed around place….

Daisy Hirst

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 1998 and 1999.

Alister MacQuarrie

Alister MacQuarrie is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’, ‘Future’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Isabel Waters

Isabel is a winner in the Short Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Olivia Liu

Olivia is a commended poet in the Riddle Me This Poetry Challenge on The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network….

Alice Cattley

Alice Cattley is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Automatic writing’ and ‘Translation’ challenges….

Elliot Owen

Elliot is a winner in the Short Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Nick Makoha

…Box team, which partnered with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating extraordinary lives of African footballers in 2018. His commissioned poem, three other commissioned poems, the…

Chris Matthews

Chris is a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2.

Anna Leader

Anna Leader is a winner of Young Poets Network poetry challenges including ‘Different Voices’ and ‘Poems go visiting’….

Emma Reilly

Emma is highly commended in the Young Poets Network Namedropping challenge with People Need Nature and Jen Hadfield….

Meg Roseman

Meg is a commended poet in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #4. 

Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Dramatic monologue’ poetry challenge and others….

Amy Dowler

Amy Dowler is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

Joelle Taylor

…inspired by workshops engaging groups of vulnerable women across the UK. Speaking to refugees, prisoners, young mothers, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the collection powerfully evokes the struggles…

Zara Shams

Zara is the first-prize winner in Ankita Saxena’s protest poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, remembering 100 years of the women’s vote in the UK….

Jack Cooper

Jack is commended in the Bletchley Park challenge on Young Poets Network….

Esme Layton

Esme Layton is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Freud and the unconscious’ poetry challenge….

J E M Naylor

Winner of the Simon Elvin Young Poets of 2000.

Katherine Liu

Katherine is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

I Dream

A collaborative poem by Young Poets Network users I dream that when I’m older I would be able to play really good on the piano. I dream loud for ultra-reality….

Jacob Wright

Jacob is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

Emma Yeo

Emma Yeo is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Poem on a postcard’ poetry challenge…

Emma Warren

Emma Warren is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘Like Starlings’ poetry challenges….

Emma Kemp

Emma Kemp is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Why should anyone care?’ poetry challenge….

Jake Street

Jake is commended in the Wish List challenge on Young Poets Network and the second-prize winner in the 2018 August challenge #4 on using the vernacular in poetry….

Hero Bain

Hero is highly commended in the I Am the Universe challenge on Young Poets Network….

Rishi Dastidar

…member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, he is also chair of the London writer development organisation Spread The Word. Rishi wrote and judged the meme poetry challenge on Young Poets Network….

Benedict Mulcare

Benedict is a winner in the Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum. 

Vriti Ranka

Vriti is a winner in the Short Poems challenge on Young Poets Network….

Helen Bowell

Helen Bowell is a winner of the Young Poets Network ‘Univocal’ and ‘No Man’s Land’ poetry challenges….