Sunday, 24 June 2012

iYeats Poetry Competition 2012

The iYeats Poetry Competition, now in its fourth year goes from strength to strength, attracting hundreds of entries from across Ireland and abroad. 

2 categories; General and Emerging Talent for poets between the ages of 16 & 25. 

Judges: Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan 
First Prize - General Category: 500, poem displayed in Theatre foyer, 2 tickets to Seamus Heaney reading
First Prize - Emerging Talent Category:
300, poem displayed in Theatre foyer, 2 tickets to Seamus Heaney reading
Five commendations will be awarded 50 each in general category.
All winning poets will have their entries published on the Hawk’s Well Theatre Website  and in the foyer of the theatre and will be offered the chance to read their work at an informal ceremony during the 2012 Yeats International Summer School.

2012 THEME
There is an optional theme for this year’s competition ‘The Greasy Till.’

The prize giving for the iYeats Poetry competition will take place after the 11.30am lecture at the Yeats International Summer School in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Wednesday 1st of August.

Deadline: Wednesday 11th July, 2012
Results Publicly Announced: Wednesday 1st August, 2012
Prize-giving ceremony: Wednesday 1st August, 2012, 1pm.

Entry fee: 5 per poem*
For full terms and conditions of this competition and to download an entry from please visit

*The Hawk’s Well Theatre is a not-for-profit institution, an officially registered charity. All entry fees received in this competition will be disbursed in prize money and to fund the administration of the competition.

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