Thursday, 26 May 2011

Patrick Kavanagh Award

Because of the very bad weather and snow in November 2010 it was decided to change the date of the Kavanagh Weekend from the last weekend in November to the end of September. As the presentation of the Award is a key feature of the weekend, this necessitates a change in closing date. Therefore The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is changing its closing date this year to Friday, 22nd July 2011.

Prize: The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.
Certificates will be awarded to runners up in the competition. What? No money?

The award is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.

No previous outright winner shall be eligible to enter again.

The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems.
Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.

The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work.

The judge is Brian Lynch His decision is final.

Patrick Kavanagh Society reserves the right to arrange with the poet a reading from their award winning poetry at the Annual Kavanagh Commemoration at Inniskeen on Friday 30th September 2011.

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