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Poetry Competition for adults and children - English and Irish Language Categories
Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd English and 1st 2nd Irish Language for each Category as follows:
- 1st Prize €150 + 250 copies of winning poem printed in bookmark format for distribution throughout the FWLP
- 2nd Prize €75 + 100 copies of winning poem printed in bookmark format for distribution throughout the FWLP.
- Children Over 10:
- 1st Prize €30+ 100 copies of winning poem printed in bookmark format for distribution throughout the FWLP
- 2nd Prize €15 + two book vouchers
- Children Under 10:
- 1st Prize €20 + 100 copies of winning poem printed in bookmark format for distribution throughout the FWLP
- 2nd Prize €10 + two book vouchers
Entries must not have been previously published in any media, self published, broadcast, and/or won any competition. Both English and Irish poems are being accepted.
There will be an entry fee for the adult sections of €5 (for a maximum of 3 poems) Fee made payable by cheque or postal order to Free Wee Library Project C/O The Exchange, Castle Ave, Buncrana, Co Donegal
No entry fee for children’s section.
The entrant’s name should NOT be written on the poem but should be written on a separate sheet with full contact details (name, address, telephone numbers, email address) To ensure fairness writers’ names will not be revealed to the judging panel until winners have been selected.
Poems can be on any subject with a maximum limit of 15 lines per poem. Early entries will be much appreciated.
Closing date 5pm on 30th May 2014.
The winning poets will be notified by 20th June 2014 and will be invited to read their poems at a prize- giving in The Exchange, Buncrana, Co Donegal during Feel Good Fortnight. (Date TBC)
Copyright remains with the poet, but Free Wee Library Project reserves the right to first publication or broadcast of the winning poem.