28th National Poetry Competition 2020

Deadline: 10 Apr 2020

Windows Publications in association with Cavan County Council & Cavan Crystal Hotel


Adjudicated by Heather Brett & Noel Monahan


€100 1st Prize each Category – plus runner-up prizes and highly commended certificates


Closing date Friday 10th April 2020


Entry can be on any theme and is free with no entry form needed. Entrant details (name, age, school or contact number) must be clearly marked on the BACK of each entry if posting work or at the end of work if sending by email. Poems should NOT have been published before or won a prize in any other competition and must be the entrant’s OWN work.


Entries are accepted online as well as by post and from individual students as well as school entries. For email entries please send to: heatherbrett22@hotmail.com or by post to Windows/Cavan Crystal Poetry Competition, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd. Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland on or before FRIDAY 10th April 2020. Please state which category you are entering. Award ceremony held in Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sunday 17th May at 3pm. It is a condition that prize winners must present themselves at the ceremony before a prize can be awarded.


Junior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in primary or National School education or equivalent.
Senior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in second level education or equivalent.
Young Adult (New Category) Open to anyone in Ireland and U.K.
18-25 yrs old Irish Language Category - Open to all students between 10 - 18years old.
Special Heritage Category – (TBU)


Poetry workshops are available for students from ages 8 upwards.


*Enquiries: 087 0534737