The Young Romantics Prizes

The Young Romantics Prize was inaugurated in 2015. Running in conjunction with the Keats-Shelley Prize, it is aimed at poets and essayists aged between 16 and 18. Entrants are encouraged to respond to the work of the Romantics by writing their own original poem or essay. Essayists can explore any aspect of the life or work of the Romantic writers. The poets respond to a theme which changes from one year to the next. In 2018, this was ‘Liberty’, to mark the bi-centenary of PB Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound.

The first Young Romantic Judge was the former Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, who has been succeeded by Professor Richard Holmes OBE and Liz Lochhead, the Makar of Scotland.

For further information about the Keats-Shelley Prize, click here.

Young Romantics Prize
2018

Winners Announced

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Young Romantics Prize
2017

Winners Announced

More about the 2017 Prize

Young Romantics Prize
2016

Submissions Closed

More about the 2016 Prize