Saturday, 12 January 2013

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

This sounds like an interesting competition. Note that the fee is to cover the administration and maybe also to fund the project but there's no mention of cash for the prize, just the glory.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries for an exciting new poetry competition.

  • poems entered in the competition should be no more than 30 lines long. 
  • They must be the original work of the entrant. 
  • Poems previously published in magazines or poetry collections are eligible.
  • Do not put your name on the poems; please include your contact details on a separate sheet.
  • the winner will have her or his poem published and displayed on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway as part of the 2013 Poems For Patience. The poems after exhibition on the Arts Corridor are then displayed in waiting areas throughout Galway University Hospitals.
  • the winner will be invited to read her of his winning poem at the launch of the 2013 Poems For Patience at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in April 2013.
  • the winner will be provided with accommodation in Galway for one night during the 2013 Cúirt International Festival of Literature
  • the winner will be given a copy of their poem printed as a Poems for Patience poster
  • the winner will be asked to submit six poems for consideration for a Featured Reader at the Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library.

ENTRY FEE: to enter one poem the fee is €10. If you enter two or more poems the entry fee is €7.50 per poem i.e. to enter two poems it costs €15, to enter three €22.50 and so on.

Payment should be made by cheque or postal order payable to Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.

Entries should be sent by post to Margaret Flannery, Arts Director, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, Galway University Hospitals, University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway

THE CLOSING DATE is Friday, March 1st 2013.

The competition judge is Kevin Higgins. 

Poems For Patience is a long running series which over the past decade has featured poems by leading Irish and international poets such as Seamus Heaney, Philip Schultz, Michael Longley, Vona Groarke, Jane Hirschfield, Tess Gallagher and many more. 

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