Poetry Ireland and Butlers Chocolate Cafés Poetry Competition

30th March 2016

Poetry Ireland and Butlers Chocolate Cafés are inviting poets to submit poems for our Poetry Day Ireland 2016 competition. The theme of the competition is open, but poems should mention either chocolate or coffee or give a flavour(!) of the coffeehouse and café. Poems should be no longer than sixteen lines.

Prizes

The winning poet will:

  • Have their poem printed on a Pocket Poem card, which will be distributed in all 18 Butlers Chocolate Café branches on Poetry Day Ireland, 28 April 2016.
  • Win a guaranteed place in an activist poetry masterclass with Rafeef Ziadah in Dublin on 19 May 2016.
  • Win a ticket to every poetry event in either the International Literature Festival Dublin (21-29 May 2016), or Cúirt International Festival of Literature (17-24 April), or to West Cork Literary Festival (17-23 July 2016).
  • Be invited to read their work as part of a public reading on Poetry Day Ireland (28 April 2016).
  • Receive a 2-year subscription to Poetry Ireland Review.
  • Win a pass for 4 people to the Butlers Chocolate Experience.

The runner up poet will:

  • Have their poem printed on a Pocket Poem card, which will be distributed in all 18 Butlers Chocolate Café branches on Poetry Day Ireland, 28 April 2016.
  • Be invited to read their work as part of a public reading on Poetry Day Ireland, 28 April 2016.
  • Receive a box of Butlers Chocolates.

Judges

Entries will be judged by representatives from Poetry Ireland, Butlers Chocolates and an external poet.

Entry procedure and dates

The competition is free to enter, and poets are welcome to submit up to four suitable poems.

The closing date for entries was 5pm on Thursday 14 April 2016 - now closed