Monday, 28 September 2015

The 17th Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award

Do yourself a favour and read some of the poems by Francis Ledwidge.
Here's the annual poetry competition in his honour.
Deadline: 5th November 

The first prize is the Ledwidge plaque inscribed with the winner's name and a cash prize as well. Cash prizes and books for second and third places with merit certificates for all finalists. The certificates are always beautifully done and well worth having. The first three poems will be entered in the Forward Prize UK and in addition the winner will be invited to read at the annual Francis Ledwidge Commemoration at the National War Memorial Gardens in July 2016.

The poems must be the competitor's own work and not previously published or broadcast and must not exceed 40 lines of type with a max of six poems entered. 
The entry fees are €4 per poem or three for €10 and six will cost you €20. Put your name and address on a separate sheet and send your entries to:

The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2015,
C/o 20, Emmet Crescent, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Winners will be notified and results announced at the annual awards night.

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