The Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award

Deadline: 5 Nov 2021

The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2021 is open until 5 November 2021.

1st Prize is the Ledwidge plaque (a keepsake) inscribed with the winner’s name, as well as a cash prize. There are cash prizes and books for second and third place and merit certificates for finalists. In addition, the winner will be invited to read at the annual Francis Ledwidge Commemoration at the National War Memorial Gardens in July 2022.

Rules: The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results; entry implies compliance with this rule. Poems must be the competitor’s own work and must not have been previously published or broadcast. Poems should not exceed 40 lines of type.

Entry fee: €5 per poem, 4 for €15, max. 6 poems for €25. This fee is payable to the Inchicore Ledwidge Society.

Please put your name, address, and telephone number on a separate sheet. Please include your email address for the winners list. Poems will not be returned.

All entries must be submitted before 5 November 2021 to the following address:

The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2021,

C/o 20, Emmet Crescent.

Inchicore, Dublin 8, D08XEY9, Ireland

Winners will be notified and results will be announced in December.  Enquiries 0858497531. Facebook page: Inchicore Ledwidge Society