Tuesday, 14 June 2011

iYeats Poetry Competition

This competition is run from Sligo. But there only seems to be one prize and one for the yoof so I won't enter.

The Hawk’s Well is delighted to announce the third iYeats Poetry Competition – an online national and international competition open to all and with a special award for poetry from poets under 25.The theme of the iYeats Poetry Competition 2011 will be
“I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood, sex and the dead”
- William Butler Yeats

Deadline: Sunday, 26 June.

Up to four poems on this subject may be entered online only for both the General and Emerging Talent categories.

Prize giving and a public reading of the shortlisted poets will take place in the Hawk’s Well Theatre during the annual Yeats International Summer School 2011.

Judges: Gerald Dawe & Enda Wyley

Entry fee: €5 per poem

Prizes: First prize of €300
Emerging Talent award of €300 (16 – 25 year olds)
Ten highly commended awards.

All prize winners will have their poems published on the Hawk’s Well website and will be offered the chance to read their work at an informal ceremony during the 2011 Yeats International Summer School.

For full details of the competition and to enter online go to http://www.hawkswell.com/competition/


Titus said...

I would have a go, but I don't actually understand the theme quote. The least interest? Meaning the most interest, or the least?
Possibly I am not studious enough. Or serious.

Emerging Writer said...

Maybe that's your poem then!

The Poetry Bus said...

Now where's my poem on necrophilia gone when I need it?