Wednesday, 13 August 2014

2nd Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition

Every Tuesday at midday five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal competition page at

You have one week to compose and submit poems that must include all five words for the week. At noon the following Tuesday, these words will be replaced with five new words.

The competition is running for a total of forty-one weeks, until the last week of January 2015.

A single prize of €500 will be awarded to one winner, who will also be invited to read at Ó Bhéal's seventh anniversary event, on Monday 13th of April 2015 (an additional travel fee of €100 plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this).

A shortlist of twelve poems including the overall winner will be announced during the first week of March, 2015. The shortlisted poems and winning entry will be published in Five Words Vol VIII - the next annual anthology of five word poems, launched at the same event.

Judges for this year's competition are Jennifer Matthews and Billy Ramsell.

Further details about the competition can be found on the Ó Bhéal website: click here  

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