Saturday, 15 January 2011

Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards 2011


Are you young, like under 30?

The Waterford City Council Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards are a long-term commemorative tribute to the memory of Waterford writer Seán Dunne. The awards aim to encourage and support young writers.

More info here

Awards
Waterford City Council offers an award of €2,000 for a creative work in Irish or English to the overall nation-wide winner, €750 for the overall local Waterford winner and €300 as a nation-wide junior award.

Extracts of the winning entries may be read during the Waterford Writers’ Festival in March. Each entrant is invited to the presentation of the Waterford City Council Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards in Garter Lane on March 18, 2011

The Categories are:
Poetry (Maximum 40 lines and 1000 words)
Prose (Fiction/Non-fiction, Maximum 2000 words)
Drama/Screenplays (Maximum 5000 words)
There is no entry fee, but no more than two pieces can be submitted by any individual.

Deadline: January 20, 2011.

Eligibility
Local Entries
Entries will be accepted from writers who are 21 years or under on January 31, 2011 and who were born, or are resident in, the Waterford City and County area.

National Entries (Senior)
For the nation-wide awards entries will be accepted from writers who are 30 years or under on January 31, 2011 and who were born or are resident in Ireland.

National Entries (Junior)
For the National Junior Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards, entries will be accepted from writers who are between the ages of 12 and 16 years by January 31, 2011 and who were born, or are resident in, Ireland.

In the event of a writer being eligible for more than one award it is important to note that a separate piece/s of writing must be submitted for each award.

Postal address for entries:

Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards,
The Arts Office,
Waterford City Council,
City Hall,
Waterford.

1 comment:

eimearryan said...

Sounds v interesting - thanks for info!