The Ballybunion Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for the Shahidah Janjua Poetry Competition. They are looking for unpublished poems of up to 50 lines. Both email and postal entries are welcome. The cost of entering the competition is €10 for two poems. The competition offers a first prize of €150, a second prize of €100 and a third prize of €50.
The closing date for submissions is 12 August 2021. The entries will be judged anonymously and the winners will be announced at the Opening Night of the Ballybunion Arts Festival on 9 September at the Tintean Theatre in Ballybunion. The judge is celebrated Kerry poet Mike Gallagher.