Trócaire’s annual poetry competition, in association with Poetry Ireland, uses the arts to raise awareness about the leading global justice issues of our time.
The theme of this year’s competition is Forced to Flee: “This is our exodus”.
A great human tragedy continues to unfold in Syria and in the wider Middle East. Over 250,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict, 12 million are homeless and more than 4 million of them are refugees, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
Deadline: Wednesday 16th March 2016.
There are six categories in the competition: two for adults and four for children and teens: published and non-published adult poets; first level junior and senior cycle students; and second-level junior and senior cycle students.
Judges: poet Jane Clarke, Aidan Clifford, Director of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board's Curriculum Development Unit, and Trish Groves, Trócaire's competition organiser.