Saturday, 7 November 2015

Donegal Creameries \ North West Words Poetry Prize

The Donegal Creameries North West Words Poetry Prize is in its fourth year.
Judge: Kate Newmann of Summer Palace Press 
Deadline: 27 November
Prize: €250 and perpetual Donegal Creameries North West Words Poetry Cup
Fineprint here

The maximum number of poems per entrant is 3. 
Entry fee: €5 (covers maximum entry of up to 3 poems)
I think an entry of 3 poems is a very good idea. One poem is such a lottery.

This year’s competition also sees the introduction of a new category for best Irish Language poem. North West Words felt it was important to recognise the wealth of contemporary Irish language poetry being that exists in the country. The group partnered with Ealaín na Gaeltachta (the body responsible for the development of the Arts in the Gaeltacht regions), combined to develop an Irish language competition that would champion new poetry being written in our indigenous tongue.

The competition will have the same format as it’s English language counterpart with a prize of €250 to be awarded to the entrant who composes the best poem as Gaeilge. The winner will also receive a perpetual trophy.
Send your poem(s) along with a cover letter with name, address, and phone number and/or email address, and title(s) of each poem submitted. 
Post entries to North West Words Poetry Prize 2015, 54 Thornberry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 
Or this year you can enter online.

Online entries should be attached in one document and copied into the body of the email and sent to
Paypal link is on the website

A shortlist but only one prize.

A shortlist will be published on on North West Words’ Facebook page and the winner announced and prize awarded at North West Words’ event in Café Blend, Letterkenny Thursday 28th January 2016
The winning poet will be notified on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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