Monday 19 February 2018

Edgeworthtown Society Competitions

Poetry Competition
Up to 5 entries at €5 each
  • 1st Prize - €250 
  • 2nd Prize - €100 
  • 3rd Prize - €50 
40 lines per poem limit.

Short Story Competition. Entry €5
  • 1st Prize - €250 & Deirdre Purcell Perpetual Cup
  • 2nd Prize - €100 
  • 3rd Prize - €50 

  • 2,000 words max.
    Deadline: 9th March

    Link to enter here

    Saturday 17 February 2018

    Poetry on the Lake

    Deadline: 15th April 2018 (last postmark or 24.00 email)

    3 categories:

    • Silver Wyvern (all forms, max 42 lines); Adjudicator Fred Johnston
    • Short poems (max.10 lines); Adjudicator Kevin Bailey
    • Formal (max 40 lines) Adjudicator Kevin Bailey

    Theme for Silver Wyvern: Cinema– may be interpreted widely but must bear a reference to the theme.

    No set theme for Short & Formal categories.

    • Silver Wyvern category winner: Silver Wyvern and €500.
    • 2nd - €200; 
    • 3rd €100. 
    • Formal & Short categories: winners: €100 each
    Postal entries:
    • UK: £10 first poem; further poems £6 each. UK cheques/BPOs only, payable to
      G. Griffin-Hall.   
    • ROW: €15 first poem; 2 or more, €10 each. Pay Paypal

    Online Entries: £ 10 or € 15 or $ 15 first poem; further poems £8/€ 10/$12 each.

    Usual competition rules apply:

    Open category embraces all forms of poems providing they do not exceed 40 lines (title excluded); free verse, traditional or formal verse - anything goes!

    Formal category: traditional verse forms: sonnets, sestinas, ballards,haiku (up to five haiku on one page count as one entry) villanelles etc or your own rhyming or metrical scheme. NOT free verse and just dividing a free verse poem into couplets without a rhyming or metrical scheme doesn't make for a Formal poem and just because a poem has 14 lines doesn't make it a sonnet, a sonnet should have a metre and rhyme scheme.

    Short: all forms not exceeding 10 lines (title excluded)

    Results on website July, winners contacted earlier

    Link here to enter