Deadline: Friday 20 January 2012
The Strokestown International Poetry Prize
Prizes of €4,000 (currently approximately £3,500 sterling or $5,400 US dollars), €2,000 and €1000 for an unpublished poem in English not exceeding 70 lines. In addition the ten short-listed poets are invited to read a selection of their work at the festival for which they are paid a reading fee of €400 (approximately £350/ $540).
Duais Cholmcille / The Colmcille Poetry Prize
Prizes of €2,000 (currently approximately £2,800 sterling or $4,400 US dollars) €1,500 and €1000 for a poem in Irish or Scottish Gaelic, unpublished and not exceeding 70 lines. The six shortlisted poets are invited to read a selection of their work at the festival for which they are paid a reading fee of €400 (about £380 / $540).
The Percy French Prize
for witty - ideally topical - verse. Backhanders of €300, €100, €80 and various other sums in brown envelopes are passed under the table for witty verse in English, or with a translation if in Irish. Poems can be on any subject but they must be funny!
For postal entries each poem must be accompanied by a fee of €5 / £5 sterling / $5 US dollars.