Poetry Aloud 2021 competition is open to virtual entries from schools

5th November 2021

Winners of 2019 Poetry Aloud competition

Poetry Aloud,  an annual poetry speaking competition for post-primary students on the island of Ireland, is open for virtual entries from schools.  

The competition, which has run since 2006 and has involved thousands of students in that time, has changed its structure for 2020 and 2021 due to the challenges presented by Covid-19.  

The first round consists of a virtual competition in lieu of on-site regional heats. Participating teachers can select three students to represent their school from any of the three categories (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) and can submit video recording of the students speaking their prescribed poem (professional recording not required).  

Poetry Aloud is organised by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland in partnership with University College Cork.  

Deadline for entries is Monday 29 November and full information can be found on the Poetry Aloud page