Winners Announced | NYT Spoken Word Competition 2017

Back in October, we launched our very first Spoken Word Competition! We invited 14-25 year olds across the country to respond to the brief 'Find Your Voice' in whichever way they chose. We were overwhelmed by entries from both NYT Members, and non-members, and were delighted by how brilliant and diverse the submissions were. 

The competition was judged by NYT Artistic Director and CEO Paul Roseby.

The three winners will be invited to perform at the inaugural National Youth Theatre spoken word event in 2018, as well as having their poems showcased on our social media!


Corey Peterson (Overall Winner) - #MeYouandMummyToo 

Corey P is a current member of National Youth Theatre as well as the Barbican Young Poets, The Almeida Young Company and The Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Corey is head of the Youth Panel for a Youth Homelessness Charity called DepaulsUK, having come through the service himself; he is an athlete, a geek, a workshop facilitator, a people lover and a Champion of food.

Twitter: @Corey_P_
Instagram: @Corey.P.Poet


Katie Greenall - An Ode to My Notebook 

Katie is a facilitator, theatre maker and spoken word artist working in London. She has been a member of NYT since 2013 and is part of the Poetry Collective at the Roundhouse this year.

Twitter: @katie_greenall 

Michael Cummings - Find Your Voice 

Michael has been an NYT Member since 2013. "I’m an actor and I love poetry! In fact, my passion for performing began when I was 4 years old and I took my first steps on stage to recite a poem called ‘Swaps’ for a speech and drama competition. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not only good at poetry, I’m also good at speling, listing,   "

Twitter: @MichaelCummingz


Highly commended 

Lauren Williams - Diamond

Macadie Amoroso - Find Your Voice 

Naomi Annalise Valentino Couzens - Small Talk 

Amelia Grant (Poamz) - The Endz

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