The Dundalk Poetry Competition

Deadline: 1 May 2020

The Dundalk Poetry Competition is now open for entries.

The prizewinner for the competition will be announced and awarded during the Dundalk Poetry Festival on 23 May. All shortlisted poets will also be invited to read at the festival.

The winner will receive a commissioned piece of artwork inspired by the winning poem, from renowned artist John O'Connor, along with a cash prize. Second and third place will also receive a cash prize. The Judge for this competition is Mary Melvin Geoghegan.

Competition Rules

• All poems must be the original work of the entrant.
• All poems must be written in English. 
• Poems must not have been published or previously awarded.

Formatting and Entry Details

• Poems should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point, single spacing and must not exceed 30 lines (excluding title and stanza breaks). 
• Poems must be attached as a single Word document to the entry email.
• Please type Dundalk Poetry Competition and entrants name in the subject line of the email.
• The body of the email must include the entrant's contact details, email address & phone number.

Entry Fee: €5 per poem or €10 for three poems.
Entrants pay by PayPal to address

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