Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Strokestown Poetry Competition deadline is approaching. This doesn't seem to be so well advertised this year so perhaps there will be a lower number of entries.

Deadline: 29th January

Fee as follows:
€5 for each entry from the euro zone
£5 for each entry from the sterling zone
$5 for each entry from USA
€6 all others

The poems must not exceed 70 lines, which is fairly long by competition standards.
The judges’ shortlists will be announced at the end of March, and the prizes will be announced and awarded during the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, which will take place on 29 April – 1 May 2016. 
Short-listed poets will be invited to read a selection of their work at the festival.

Link here

There's also
Duais Filíochta Dhúbhglas de hÍde -The Douglas Hyde Irish Language Poetry Prize.
1st Prize – €500
5 shortlisted prizes of €100 each.

Roscommon Prize:
A poem in Irish or English of not more than 70 lines submitted by a resident of County Roscommon or a member of a County Roscommon Writers Group
Prizes: 1st. €200, 2nd. €100 & 3rd. €75

The Percy French Award for Comic Verse.
1st. Prize – €300
2nd Prize – €200
5 shortlisted prizes of €100 each.

and a Schools Prize for students in Roscommon with a later deadline 18th March. Link here

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