Mother Tongues Poetry Competition

Deadline: 27 Jan 2020

Do you like to compose prose, rhyme your lines or converse in verse? 

Well then, write this way-  here is the perfect opportunity for you! 

In association with Languages Connect and Poetry Ireland, Mother Tongues is excited to announce its 2020 Poetry Competition which celebrates the power of poetry and multilingualism. This year’s judges will be Felicia Olusanya and Marluce Lima.

This year, aspiring poets between the ages of 8-18, are invited to tell the story of “Language and Identity” through poetry.

Poems can be written in the language of your choice and must be submitted before 27/01/20 via this form on the Mother Tongues Festival website. If you would like to submit a poem in Irish (or British) Sign Language, you need to fill in the same form and also send a video by Wetransfer (with the text in the Message field) to francesca@mothertongues.ie.

The lucky winner will have their poem published on the Mother Tongues Festival website and receive prizes including a €100 book voucher, tickets to the 2020 Mother Tongues Festival and a selection of books from Poetry Ireland. 

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