Friday, 8 May 2009

iYeats Poetry Competition

The twin themes of the iYeats Poetry Competition 2009 will be POLITICS and LOVE.

Deadline: June 12th 2009

Judges : Niall MacMonagle, Mary Branley

Enter Online only. Files with entries must be in Word format (Word 97 - 2003) and submitted via online entry form. 40 lines or fewer. Other usual conditions.

A special category is the iYeats Emerging Talent Award is open to all 16 - 25 year olds.

Entry fee: €5 per poem.

Prizes: First general prize of €300, Emerging Talent award of €300. Ten highly commended awards.

All Prize winners will have their poems published on the Hawkswell Website and will be invited to read their work at an informal ceremony during the 2009 Annual Yeats Summer School.


Peter Goulding said...

I actually tried to enter this but kept getting the error message "Submission must be in .doc format"
It was a word doc, ending in .doc, so I don't know what the problem was. Oh well, I'll go and spend my fiver elsewhere

Emerging Writer said...

That's weird. Is there someone connected with the comp you can email?

Peter Goulding said...

Ah, frankly Kate, I couldn't be arsed. There's plenty more competitions for me to throw my money away on!

Emerging Writer said...

Winners announced: A Leitrim man has won the inaugural online poetry competition. Michael Herron, of Dromod, took the prize for his poem 'Piera' in the general category, receiving the €300 award from the judges Niall MacMonagle and Mary Branley.

Louise Hegarty, a 19-year-old from Glanmire, won the Emerging Talent category for poetry with her poem 'Theia Mania'.

There were also ten Highly Commended poets including Siobhan Harte, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Jessica Traynor, Patricia Byrne, David Mohan, Jean Tuomey, Brian Carey, Denise Garvey, James Harpur, and Maureen Gallagher.