There are 15 Overall Winners and 85 Commended Poets.
The 15 Overall Winners aged 11-17 will have their poems printed in the winners' anthology and all Commended Poets will have their name published inside - 20,000+ of these are sent out across the UK and beyond.
15-17 year olds in the Overall Winners category will attend a week-long residential course at one of the prestigious Arvon Centres - take a look at a previous course here
11-14 year olds in the Overall Winners category will win a short residency in their school by a leading poet followed by distance mentoring
Each year we award we select a small group of new Teacher Trailblazerswho have demonstrated outstanding innovation and commitment to inspiring young people to write poetry who will be invited to and celebrated at the award ceremony in London on National Poetry Day (October)
Schools who have demonstrated the most dedication and enthusiasm for the Award are rewarded with free poet -in-school residencies and library sets of poetry books to inspire future generations.
Read last year's Winner Conor Mckee's account of his week long residential at the Hurst in the Diary of a Foyler